L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Princess Feodora and her daughters, by Sir William Ross


Watercolour on ivory laid on card - approx. 8 x 5.5 inches - 1838

Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (December 7, 1807, Amorbach - September 23, 1872, Baden-Baden), born Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine of Leiningen, was the elder half-sister of Queen Victoria. In 1828 she married Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, with whom she had three sons and three daughters.


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Watercolour on ivory laid on card - approx. 3.5 x 3 inches - 1840.

Princess Elise Adelheid Viktoria Amalie of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (November 8, 1830, Langenburg - February 27, 1850, Venice). Princess Elise died of tuberculosis at the age of 19; Queen Victoria sent the girl's grieving mother a copy of this miniature.


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Watercolour on ivory laid on card - approx. 3.5 x 3 inches - 1840.

Princess Adelheid Viktoria Amalie Luise Marie Konstanze of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (July 20, 1835, Langenburg - January 25, 1900, Dresden). In 1856 Adelheid married the future Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. They had seven children; their daughter Auguste Viktoria would grow up to be the consort of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany.


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Watercolour on ivory laid on card - approx. 3.5 x 3 inches - 1857.

Princess Feodora Viktoria Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langeburg (July 7, 1839, Stuttgart - February 10, 1872, Meiningen). In 1858 she married the future Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. They had three children - the youngest died three days after his birth - and Feodora, herself, died of scarlet fever in 1872 at the the age of thirty-two.

Ross' portrait of Princess Feodora, the youngest of the girls, was done seventeen years after those of her sisters'; she was only one year old in 1840.

(All of these miniatures are in the Royal Collection.)



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