Empress consort of Russia (1872–1918) as spouse of Nicholas II, best remembered as being the last Czarina of Russia, as well as a close friend of Rasputin. Attractive matte-finish 5 x 7 photo of the empress in an ornate gown, affixed to its original 10 x 13 Boissonnas & Eggler photographer’s mount, boldly signed on the mount in black ink, “Alexandra, 1914.” In very good condition, with moderate scattered creases and toning to the mount. Signed photos of Alexandra of this quality are rare and highly sought-after, especially those from the renowned Boissonnas & Eggler studio. Dated 1914—the start of World War I, and the beginning of the end for the royal family—this is an outstanding example. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.