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



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great ladies of the north - Winterhalter and the Romanov women


Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, daughter of Nicholas I, sister of Alexander II, 1857.
 Empress Maria Alexandrovna, née Princess Marie of Hessen und bei Rhein, wife of Alexander II, 1857.
The Dowager Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, née Princess Charlotte of Prussia, wife of Nicholas I, mother of Alexander II, 1856.
Vintage photograph of the study of Alexander II in the Winter Palace, the portraits of his wife and mother seen above hang on the wall.
Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna, née Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the former wife of Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, 1848.
Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna, née Princess of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich, 1859.
Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, née Princess Charlotte of Württemberg, widow of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, 1862.
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, Crown Princess of Württemberg, daughter of Nicholas I, sister of Alexander II, 1856.
Winterhalter's sketch of/for the above portrait.
The Grand Duchess, now Queen Olga of Württemberg, 1869.
Queen Olga of Württemberg, state portrait, 1865.
 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, daughter of Alexander II, 1871.

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Lithograph of Winterhalter's portrait of Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna, née Cäcilie Auguste,
Princess and Margravine of Baden, wife of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich, 1857.
The original painting has not been seen since World War II and is presumed lost.
Vintage photograph of the original portrait hanging in one of the rooms of Empress Maria Alexandrovna in the Gatchina Palace.
A lithograph of another portrait of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, at one time hanging in her mother's
bedroom in the Winter Palace, and also last seen at Gatchina and believed lost, circa 1856.
Vintage photograph of the Empress Maria Alexandrovna's dressing room in the Winter Palace. The 1871 portrait of her daughter hangs behind her
desk, center, while the portrait on the right looks to be another Winterhalter portrait of the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, location unknown.
This would appear to be a very poor copy of the painting seen above right.




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