Pen a. ink drawing, 34 x 23 cm, lo. ri. sign. de Mencina Krzesz, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Tsar Alexander III receives his son, right behind him is his wif Maria Fedorovna, née Dagmar of Denmark. - Polish painter. M.-C. initially studied at the Cracow art school under J. Matejko. In 1885 he went to Paris a. continued his studies among others under. J. P. Laurent a. T. Robert-Fleury. He travelled Europe a. settled in Cracow in 1893; in 1921 he moved on to Posen. Even more sought-after than his history paintings were his portraits for which he won many prizes. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker.