PREFACE site design by Bob Atchison
Six Years at the Russian Court
Alexander Palace Time Machine Text Courtesy of Sarah Miller

Russian Painter - Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov

Nesterov was one of Empress Alexandra's favorite painters, his picture of the Annuciation hung in the Mauve Room.  He worked for Grand Duchess Elizabeth in her Martha and Mary convent in Moscow.  Here's a bio.

Learn About Ikons - Meaning and How They Are Made

Here 's an introduction to ikons with a big gallery of images to browse.