Princesses Xenia and Nyina Georgijevna of Russia
Princesses Xenia Georgievna and Nyina Georgijevna of Russia c1915 by Hungarian Painter Philip de László (1869 – 1937); know for his portraits of royalty and aristocrats.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
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László was born in humble circumstances in Budapest as Fülöp Laub, the eldest son of Adolf and Johanna Laub, a tailor and seamstress of Jewish origin. Fülöp and his younger brother Marczi changed their surname to László in 1891.
At an early age, Philip was apprenticed to a photographer while studying art, and eventually earned a placement at the National Academy of Art, where he studied under Bertalan Székely and Károly Lotz; and would later continue his studies in Munich and Paris.
In 1900 László visited the Vatican and met with the aging Pope Leo XIII and during that year painted a portrait of Pope Leo XIII which was exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition, earning him a Grand Gold Medal.
In 1903, László moved from Budapest to Vienna; then in 1907, he moved to England and remained in London for the remainder of his life; although traveling extensively throughout the world to fulfill commissions.
In 1909, László was invested MVO by Edward VII, and in 1912, he was ennobled by King Franz Joseph of Hungary; his surname then became “László de Lombos”, but he soon was using the name “de László”.