Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna: A hand-painted Easter card with a view of a lily of the valley with pink-tinged petals, signed with her monogram at lower right. 3 5/8 x 1 1/2
Lilies of the valley were among the most popular flowers of the late Imperial and Victorian eras and were favored in particular by members of the Imperial family. The delicate woodland flower grows in cool, temperate regions of Europe and Asia and symbolizes rebirth, the resurrection of Christ, and the return of happiness.
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