Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna: A hand-painted view of a colorful bouquet made for her granddaughter, Princess Xenia Andreevna Romanoff, signed KA at lower right, the reverse with an inscription in Cyrillic reading From Amama. Amama, the Danish word for grandmother, was used as a term of endearment for grandmothers of the Imperial family.
Dimensions: 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (9.8 x 7 cm).
Princess Xenia Andreevna Romanoff (1919-2000)
A member of the Imperial family
Grand Duchess Xenia (or Ksenia, 1875-1960) Alexandrovna was particularly close to her granddaughter and namesake Princess Xenia Andreevna Romanoff (1919-2000). The young girl, together with her parents and two brothers, lived with Grand Duchess Xenia at Frogmore House, a British royal residence. The princess, known as Mysh among family members, was educated at home and spent much of her early childhood with her grandmother. The grand duchess frequently painted Easter gifts and postcards for her family members and those meant for her grandchildren were signed from Amama, the Danish word for grandmother used as a term of endearment among members of the Imperial family.
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