Winifred Nicolson papers

Scope and Content

Comprises Winifred U. Nicolson's art examination certificates, 1896-1900; a catalogue in Russian dated 1908 including some of her miniatures; a photocopy of her curriculum vitae [after 1917]; instructions to her for miniature portraits of various members (chiefly female) of Russian and European royal families; letters to her from various clients; photographs and photographed miniatures of various persons; postcards of Russian subjects, and of V.P. Vereshchagin's paintings of Napoleon in Russia and associated scenes

Administrative / Biographical History

Winifred Nicolson was a professional miniature portraitist and a member of the British community in pre-revolutionary St Petersburg

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Neva Teasdale, September 1987; Ursula Smith, September 1987


In English, French, Russian

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue

Family Names

Personal Names