Princess Marie Alexandrine Elisabeth Eleonore of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (14 May 1854 – 6 September 1920), daughter of Friedrich Franz II, Grand Dukeof Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Augusta of Reuss-Köstritz. Maria was a great-granddaughter of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, herself a daughter of Emperor Paul I of Russia. Therefore, Vladimir was a second cousin of Maria's father Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. However, in descent from Frederick William III of Prussia, the couple were second cousins..
Vladimir's wife was known as Maria Pavlovna of Mecklenburg and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna. When she converted to the Russian Orthodox confession in her later life, Emperor Nicholas II bestowed her the title "the Orthodox Grand Duchess".
Original cabinet photo (6 5/8" x 4 3/8") or (10,8 x 16,5 cm.) by Bergamasco, this photo is original, no reprint, in fair condition considering the age, photo show traces of bending at the top.