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Romanov Portrait

Romanov Portrait

The family portrait of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

This portrait was said to be made in 1914. In about three tumultuous years, this beautiful family would be swiftly falling into the pages of history. Alexi, the heir to the throne and a tragic hemophiliac, was not given over twenty years of age with his frail condition. On the night they were murdered, he was carried into the basement room in the arms of Nicholas.

During my digital work on this project, I must admit that I fell in love with this beautiful family. I so wish the girls, the Empress and Alexi could have gotten away to Britain, but fate had the journey already laid out before them. After this murderous scene, Lenin had all of the members of the connecting family murdered. Ironically, Nicholas mother did manage to escape to Britain.

This is a digitally colored image from a black and white photo that is readily available on the net. In my research, this is how I imagined the live color version would have looked.

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settler05-May-2018 11:25
Totally brilliant!
Patricia Kay27-Mar-2018 11:56
Such a beautiful family...your painting is wonderful Larry...love it...BV
Milan Vogrin25-Mar-2018 17:18
Great work!V!
Dave Petersen Photography25-Mar-2018 15:35
Your work brings history to life. Amazing work that retains the feeling of the past but also adds a whole new dimension to this family image. VVV
Marcia Colelli25-Mar-2018 13:56
Very beautiful and remarkable work. V
Buz Kiefer24-Mar-2018 21:22
Remarkable work and excellent treatment of this iconic photo. Very nicely done. Vote.
Nestor Derkach23-Mar-2018 15:28
You did a great conversion every thing looks natural.
The light present in the room is very enchanting.
A really lovely family nice information attached,.
Vote
Tom LeRoy22-Mar-2018 15:21
A powerful story and wonderful image. A delight to see this ! V
Jeff Real22-Mar-2018 00:26
They look so grand in this amazing painting
V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)21-Mar-2018 17:46
Wonderful image,my friend.Nice result.V
Paolo
gerard belbeoch20-Mar-2018 21:53
tres beau portrait des Romanov
Ton T.20-Mar-2018 20:52
A sad story but a fascinating result! VVV
Richard Glenn20-Mar-2018 16:38
Your vision has truly brought this beautiful family back to life for all of us to enjoy. VV
danad20-Mar-2018 11:05
Wonderfully restored ! It is so sad to notice but no matter if you are Red or White the inhumanity lives in the soul of the people. V.
Fong Lam20-Mar-2018 08:56
This is a very tragic story.... absolutely brilliant work done digitally on an old BW photo...V
Marcia Rules20-Mar-2018 03:28
Extremely harrowing stuff. Your result is top. Vvv
Lamar Nix20-Mar-2018 01:04
They are indeed a beautiful family, and properly "dressed up" for this portrait in brightly colored clothes , thanks to your interpretive work! V
janescottcumming19-Mar-2018 21:46
This is wonderful in color! A beautiful family, such a sad story though. V
joseantonio19-Mar-2018 20:40
great work with the portrait of that important family in Russia.V.
Kim19-Mar-2018 20:27
Great and interesting work!! V
Helen Betts19-Mar-2018 19:49
What a beautiful rendition of this very famous photograph. Your painted version makes this sadly ill fated family so much more human. V.
Neil Marcus19-Mar-2018 19:27
Somehow your portraits of the Romanov family get to me. I have no connection and wouldn't want to have one but their executions should have made the Red Russians aware of what their own fate would end up as. "VVV"
Jim Coffman19-Mar-2018 19:13
Another masterfully painted image, Larry!!
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