Daily Drawing #287
This evening I watched the first in a two-part BBC documentary, ‘Russia’s Lost Princesses: The Gilded Cage’ on the life of the Romanov children..
It is really interesting. Instead of focusing on their deaths as with most documentaries about this family, this one starts with the background and story of the children’s mother and father, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, which is truly fascinating! :)
From Left-Right: Olga, Anastasia, Tatiana, Alexei, Maria
This sketch shows Olga (the eldest) with a camera, as was given to all of the Romanov children. They each had one and took many photos.
Also I tried to highlight Alexei, the youngest and only boy, as he was very much doted on by the whole family. This was due to him being heir to the throne (surpassing his four older sisters) as well as being diagnosed with a rare form of hemophilia; something that was kept a secret from everyone but the family.
All is explained much better in the documentary, so apologies if there are any mistakes here! I tried to keep it as concise as possible! But please, watch it if you’re interested in this sort of thing! :]
P.S. Link is now fixed..!