As the webmaster coucil me ,I create this subject..
The Stieglitz and specially the outstanding Alexander STIEGLITZ WAS THE banker of the russian court(and later director of the state national bank).Ifs some are interested I have the portrait of the baron and his daughter(married to Polovtsov,member of the state council)
Alexander is well-known for having created the school of art(I have some pics of it and could send it later);the family was considered as one of the most wealthy in the russian empire(17 millions of roubles of inheritance for Stieglitz's daughter).
The family palace is situated on the the English embarkment,it was constructed betwen 1859 and 1862 by Alexander Kraukau.
It was sold to grand duc Paul in 1887?who change the interiors(Messmaker,1890)