Tsar Nicholas II with his family (Царь Николай II со своей семьей). This exquisite Russian nesting doll is the collaboration of three artists. One artist painted the portraits of each member of the family of the Last Tsar of Russia, beginning with Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarevich Alexei (The Heir to the Throne), Tsarevna Alexandra and the four Grand Duchesses: Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia. Nicholas is in military uniform of the Horse Guards, the oldest cavalry regiment in the Imperial Russian Guards' Corps whose Colonel-in-Chief was the reigning Emperor. The work of the other two artists is seen in the detailed double-headed eagles on the backs of each doll and the charming faces and headdresses.
Very detailed and colorful work. Even the bottoms of each doll are painted. Dated 1997, Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia. 6½" in height down to 1". 1 only, as shown.