The last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II of Russia, in the uniform of Chevaliers Guard (Gardes) Regiment (Николай II в форме Кавалергардского Ее Величества Государыни Императрицы Марии Федоровны полка - Her Majesty's Cavalry of the Empress Maria Feodorovna regiment). The Hussar and Preobrazhensky regiment uniforms are among those worn by the aristocratic dignitaries that ride alongside. Original circa 1896. This is a detailed genuine painting done in Russia about 25-30 years ago, by Igor V. Shepel. It has been attractively mounted inside of an elegant copper colored wooden frame. About 26" x 19".
The Chevalier Guard Regiment (Кавалергардский полк) was a Russian heavy cavalry guard regiment, created in 1800 by the reformation of the Chevalier Guard corps, itself created in 1764 by Catherine the Great.