Ekaterina Dolgorukaya

She was Tsar Alexander II's lover from 1866 until they married in 1880 a month after Maria Alexandrovna died. Her Wikipedia article is here.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Carolath Habsburg on 15 June 2011; spots in background removed with Photoshop.

Ekaterina wears a full-skirted dress dating this to the first bustle period of the early 1870s.

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