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Couple being married in front of a crowd of dignitaries
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JOHN AXEL RICHARD BEER (1853-1906)

Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia, driving in a sleigh at St Petersburg in snow

signed and dated 1889

RCIN 920950

John Ber (also known as Beer) worked for both the Russian court and for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, brother-in-law to Maria Feodorovna. This atmospheric watercolour depicts the Empress in a traditional Russian sleigh, driven across the Anichkov Bridge in St Petersburg.

Possibly acquired by Queen Alexandra when Princess of Wales.

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