All known photographs and portraits of Tchaikovsky made during his lifetime (and shortly after his death) are shown below in chronological order. Clicking on the thumbnails below will bring up larger versions with additional informaton concerning the date and place they were taken, and on others shown in the same picture.
The numbering is taken from the definitive collection in the 'Catalogue of Photographs' in volume 1 of The Tchaikovsky Handbook (2002), where more detail can be found concerning dates and photographers. Every effort has been made to provide good quality reproductions of the original photographs, but in a few instances the only available sources are blurred or poorly-lit.
Sketch by Aleksandra Snegireva-Jurgenson
Portrait by Nikolay Kuznetsov