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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Nicholas II => Topic started by: Olgasha on September 02, 2010, 04:33:17 AM

Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 02, 2010, 04:33:17 AM
Tsar Nicholas II with his family
(http://i047.radikal.ru/0901/df/4c6283194001.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on September 02, 2010, 09:00:49 AM

http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/43624/2041616180101857556S600x600Q85.jpg

This is very interesting RomanovsFan4Ever! Do you know where this is located or who drew/painted it?

Very late, but I finally found an information...It was showed at an Art Gallery in the building of the former Pokrovsky Cathedral (1826-1834), in Chuguev, Ukraine.

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Another portrait of Nicholas II
(http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/27242/2925114060101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2925114060101857556suhMWr)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on September 02, 2010, 11:16:39 AM
That is a nice painting of him, but I especially love the one of the entire family together. :)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on September 02, 2010, 11:46:50 PM
I like the painting of the family; they are all very well done. I think they tok the scene from a pic in which you may see Ella dressed in her nun habit, along with the NAOTMAA, only she is not in this paintin.

Nicholas painting is not so good. Is acceptable art, but he looks as a mix between himself and Sergei Alexandrovich ...His face looks too much skinny!  ::)

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 10, 2010, 02:17:36 PM
I like that last one posted by Pier! it's beautiful!

another one
(http://www.portrets.ru/images38/16.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on September 10, 2010, 03:43:04 PM
Thats a nice one. Is that a hat on the table behind him?
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 10, 2010, 04:07:37 PM
It's a hussar cap.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on September 11, 2010, 06:29:21 AM
He's wearing the uniform of His Majesty's Life Guard Hussars, of which he was Colonel-in-Chief. To judge by the number of pictures of him wearing it, this was one of his favourite uniforms, if not the favourite.

In British-speak hussar head dress is called a busby (note, what the Foot Guards wear is a bearskin).

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 11, 2010, 06:39:32 AM
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39882000/jpg/_39882614_tsar203story.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Nicolá De Valerón on September 11, 2010, 09:14:48 AM
He's wearing the uniform of His Majesty's Life Guard Hussars, of which he was Colonel-in-Chief. To judge by the number of pictures of him wearing it, this was one of his favourite uniforms, if not the favourite.

In British-speak hussar head dress is called a busby (note, what the Foot Guards wear is a bearskin).

Ann

Ann, indeed it's HIM Hussar's.

Some friendly five cents;). Maybe it would be interesting for someone.

N-II here is wearing a special General's type (being only Colonel of the Guard) ceremonial HIM Hussar's uniform (red tunic and white cape on the back). It's General type, because N-II here, as you can see, has a special golden patterns on dark blue trousers. Only Generals (from Major General to full General) were allowed to use these golden patterns. Btw, in addition to uniform with typical number of Russian Orders, N-II here is also wearing special golden aiguillette.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on September 11, 2010, 02:09:13 PM
That last one is very nice. :)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 14, 2010, 03:07:20 PM
(http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/foto/b/2/943/821943/f_10468100.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on September 14, 2010, 03:09:25 PM
Now that is really cool looking, I wish I could see it in person.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 16, 2010, 03:31:52 AM
Nicholas with Alexandra and baby Aleksei
(http://club-vozrojdenie.ru/2010/04-05/Nikolai.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on September 16, 2010, 04:25:19 PM
Cool, I don't think I've seen it before.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on September 16, 2010, 07:49:39 PM
Wow! That one is new to me, Thank you!!
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on September 24, 2010, 08:32:57 AM
Huge version of this one

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KR7D8_WYEb0/Ss5G5J9amvI/AAAAAAAAAfw/ajf3H2mG45E/Czar%20Nicholas%20II.JPG)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 25, 2010, 03:43:20 PM
Nicholas II as a vityaz
(http://www.gelos.ru/month/may2010book/bigimages/nb5808-26.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on September 26, 2010, 11:12:57 AM
Interesting. :)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on September 28, 2010, 04:39:59 PM
Nicholas with Alexandra
(http://royalromania.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/nicholas-ii-af.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on October 01, 2010, 03:08:57 PM
Her sleves are too poofy, funny that, thats the one thing I take away from it. Lol. :)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 07, 2010, 10:31:54 AM
Painting MADE by Nicholas II

1886

(http://img-kiev.fotki.yandex.ru/get/4505/sergeenkoff-artem.2d/0_3fcc3_7f954eaa_orig)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Nesterov on October 27, 2010, 02:55:42 PM
Does anyone know of any portrait in existence of Nicky in the uniform of the Scots Greys?
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 27, 2010, 03:07:29 PM
 
I like also very much this one. I think-maybe I´m wrong -this and the another one above are by Serov

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/ordino/SEROV.jpg)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/th_nikola2b_preview.jpg) (http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff287/VelkokneznaMaria/nikola2b_preview.jpg)



The same one in two version.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on October 28, 2010, 03:26:42 AM
There is at least one portrait of Nicholas in Greys uniform. The officers' mess of what are now the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have one.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 04, 2010, 01:53:37 PM
This is a portrait of Nicholas II by Margarita Treboganova, btw I apologize if the link didn't work; this is my first post here I'm still learning how to post pictures here. :P
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/russian-tsar-nikolai-ii-margarita-treboganova.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: violetta on November 12, 2010, 12:34:57 PM
(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/603px-Tsar_nikolai.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 14, 2010, 11:31:07 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_tsar3-318x497.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=tsar3-318x497.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on November 14, 2010, 10:10:41 PM
Thanks for posting these! The amazing thing about the portraits (Royalty or Commoners ones) is that the facial features are generally well showed, but sometimes, artist just COULDN'T reflect the personality of their portrayed models on their painted faces. Sometimes, the likeness is just striking, but their eyes are empty, with a great lack of expression. THis is what I think when watching some Nicholas and Alix portraits. They uses to be good paintings, but without soul...

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 15, 2010, 11:52:10 AM
The most crucial part of painting a face is to capture the shape and look of the eyes
And since the eyes are probably the most recognizable part of the face, and set us apart, sometimes a very little to change the way they look and they convey mood and emotion like no other feature can. Sometimes that why some portraits don’t look exactly like Nicky , Alix or anyone in that matter...
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on November 15, 2010, 10:29:29 PM
You've said it!

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on November 16, 2010, 04:50:32 PM
Coronation
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6750/381af469a076.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on November 17, 2010, 04:40:15 AM
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7990/00104416.jpg) (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/00104416.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 17, 2010, 09:06:42 AM
nicholas ii coronation:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_nii_coronation.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=nii_coronation.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 19, 2010, 03:02:21 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_250.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=250.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 21, 2010, 07:33:09 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_Nikolay_2.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=Nikolay_2.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on November 27, 2010, 08:20:40 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_nicky-1894.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=nicky-1894.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on December 13, 2010, 08:54:16 AM
(http://i055.radikal.ru/1012/d5/5dd14201f236.png)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on December 14, 2010, 04:22:28 AM
A modern portrait for Nicholas:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_13.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=13.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on December 16, 2010, 11:47:34 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/nickyportrait.png)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: HERE MS. SEAN on December 16, 2010, 12:12:53 PM
This is maybe my favourite portrait of Nicholas II.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/ordino/nicolasII.jpg)
i have this one in my dollhouse as a miniature portrait
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on December 16, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
Re the V. Serov portrait of the Emperor Nicholas II in Post # 446:  If I remember correctly, the original was destroyed in the Revolution, but a COPY by Serov WAS saved.  I also seem to remember that a member of the IF did not like it, as it appeared "unfinished."   AP.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on December 17, 2010, 09:20:25 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th____nicky_____portrait.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=___nicky_____portrait.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Tsarya on December 17, 2010, 10:11:02 AM
Great portraits, thanks for posting them !
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on December 18, 2010, 08:11:39 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_nicky__09876.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=nicky__09876.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Helen on December 18, 2010, 03:09:01 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/Helen1872/th_NickybyKaulbach1903small-1-1.jpg?t=1292706277)
Tsar Nicholas II by F. A. Kaulbach, 1903.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Laura Mabee on December 19, 2010, 07:12:12 PM
Wow Helen, that is a new one for me. I'm quite the a fan of Kaulbach : )
Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on December 19, 2010, 09:57:44 PM
Wonderful work. Kaulbach could, for sure, catch people expression! I like all his works, but this one of Nicky's face is totally new for me.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: HERE MS. SEAN on December 22, 2010, 10:22:36 AM
(http://www.travellady.com/Issues/May04/Images/02%20Portrait%20of%20Nicholas%20II.jpg)

By George Becker.
i love these paintings of the emperor Nicholas II

(http://www.nicholasandalexandra.com/virtual1999/images/nstairs.jpeg)

By Ernst Liphart, 1890's.

(http://www.rosizo.ru/eng/japan/i/tz_selo/07.jpg)

 By Ernst Liphart, 1900.




Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on December 22, 2010, 04:02:32 PM
Nicholas as a baby
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6747/5yaxta2.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Naslednik on December 23, 2010, 08:44:57 PM
About Serov's portrait:  I know from reading (and Aleksandr Pavlovich's post #447) that Nicholas' portrait
was destroyed in 1917, but that Serov had kept a version.  But is it possible that there are 2 that exist now?
The one in the Russki Musee looks less finished than some versions I have seen on the web (and like the
version in post #446. There is the version with Alexei's sketch, too. Does anyone know how many of
Serov's portrait exist now?  And where are they? It certainly is an amazing portrait -- to paint a Tsar like
that was pretty revolutionary, art-wise.

Also, I wonder if it was destroyed in part because it shows him as a simple man, not the hated man that
people had come to expect.
Thanks, Naslednik.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Helen on December 24, 2010, 02:21:52 AM
About Serov's portrait:  ...  But is it possible that there are 2 that exist now?
The one in the Russki Musee looks less finished than some versions I have seen on the web (and like the
version in post #446.
I saw a copy at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 2005.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on December 24, 2010, 09:07:17 AM
Msg 454

The middle portrait (of Nicholas in the ball pelisse of His Majesty's Life Guard Hussars) is in the Alexander Palace, where I saw it. They also have the uniform!

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on December 24, 2010, 12:40:06 PM
Hope not repeated. Caricature of Nicholas and Alexandra form a hungarian magazine
(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/KaiserinAlzbeta/Empresses/caricatura.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Naslednik on December 24, 2010, 06:54:29 PM
Yes, Helen, perhaps I did see Serov's portrait (ca.1900) at Tretyakov, not at the Russian Museum. But I was surprised at how small it was, and the general appearance seemed unfinished -- preparing for the final oil version, I suppose.

Interesting, too that Lipgard's is at the Alexander Palace.  Someone must be keeping track of where all these portraits have ended up after the scattering in 1917.  If not, it would be a worthy task!

I am fascinated with how modern people, especially Russians, react to Nicholas (in his many interpretations).  His portraits are an eye into how people viewed him during his lifetime.  Some are propaganda (Lentulov's, though I love it), some look as if the artist didn't like him (Repin's several, in my opinion) and others like Serov's look into his private world -- which makes it a special painting.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on December 27, 2010, 03:29:56 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/98765456789.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on December 29, 2010, 03:43:35 AM
A modern portrait of Nicholas:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/0944c231-fbc1-4c3f-b22b-2c182508945a.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on January 01, 2011, 02:02:37 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/A012535-02.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: koloagirl on January 01, 2011, 03:36:21 PM

Aloha all!

Wow, that last portrait of Nicholas II looks so much like George V - I guess it just underscores the fact that they were cousins and could look very much alike!

I think it is something about the way the artist gave him somewhat protuberant looking eyes....

Janet R.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 01, 2011, 05:06:38 PM
i was going to say the same. It doesnt look at all like Nicholas, but his cousin George V
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on January 02, 2011, 07:23:09 AM
I found it labeled as Nicholas II, but of course it doesn’t look exactly like Nicholas and indeed it does look like his cousin King George, so maybe it’s George or maybe the artist didn’t do a good job portraying Nicholas.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on January 04, 2011, 03:49:15 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/153798.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: violetta on January 06, 2011, 06:49:59 AM
(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/testobmyndirovania.jpg)


In 1909 (?) the Emperor tested soldier`s equipment i.e. he personally tested how durable and comfortable it was. 
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: violetta on January 07, 2011, 09:10:19 AM

coronation 1896

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/koronacjaa.jpg)

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/coronation.jpg)


(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/koronatsiya.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 07, 2011, 06:08:18 PM
Engagement illustration

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8017/mp006896.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/mp006896.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: historyfan on January 07, 2011, 10:34:37 PM
The hair doesn't look right, either (in the portrait labelled Nicholas II, but looks more like George V)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Tsarya on January 09, 2011, 09:00:49 AM
Amazing portraits!!

Here is one I just found on wikipedia:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Repin_state_council.jpg/800px-Repin_state_council.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on January 09, 2011, 10:38:57 AM
This looks like a meeting of some sort. What is it exactly?

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Tsarya on January 09, 2011, 11:07:10 AM
The title says so: " Formal Session of the State Council on May 7, 1901, in honour of the 100th Anniversary of Its Founding " ;)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on January 09, 2011, 11:59:12 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Tsarya on January 09, 2011, 04:45:59 PM
You're welcome!
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Naslednik on January 12, 2011, 11:19:34 PM
About the State Council painting above, I recently read that it is a huge painting and was hanging in a large room in one of the palaces.  The Kerensky gov't had a meeting that needed to take place in a big room, so they had their meeting right there under that portrait -- but covered it with a big red cloth!  Funny.  I guess they didn't want to destroy the painting because it is a masterpiece, and done by a liberal member of the intelligentsia, Ilya Repin.  Too bad Serov's portrait didn't fare as well.

All those circles of chairs converge on the small man in the back holding a piece of paper.  The painting shows how much concentration all the men focus on the figure of the Tsar.  Tough job for a shy fellow.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on January 15, 2011, 04:54:07 AM
Same as reply # 468 though not colored but good quality:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/nic88765.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: violetta on January 16, 2011, 02:51:34 PM
baptism of the future nichols II

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/baptismnikolay2.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: historyfan on January 16, 2011, 08:33:52 PM
What a strange painting.  Looks like it takes place in a desert...
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on January 17, 2011, 03:29:08 AM
At the opening of the duma:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/duma.png)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on January 28, 2011, 04:23:10 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/nikr500.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on January 28, 2011, 10:47:56 PM
New portrait. Very well painted...but again, his face is not Nicholas one.... ;D

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 07, 2011, 11:07:43 AM
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/127/m1530896802.jpg) (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/m1530896802.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 09, 2011, 05:11:52 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/n9743.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 10, 2011, 04:08:22 AM
Found on eBay:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/CFS9zGQBmkKGrHqYOKjIE0eGNUfzRBNUpcPY0g_3.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 10, 2011, 10:35:21 AM
Thats a modern reproduction. Can you please send me the link of the item to check the price?. I like it
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 10, 2011, 10:46:05 AM
Thats a modern reproduction. Can you please send me the link of the item to check the price?. I like it

I like it too, it is very well painted, here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/TSAR-NICHOLAS-II-OIL-PORTRAIT-ROMANOV-IMPERIAL-RUSSIA-/130484673930?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item1e617e1d8a
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on February 10, 2011, 10:46:58 AM
Thanks!! ugh! 300 bucks, i cant afforf it =(
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on February 10, 2011, 12:22:35 PM
Re Reply # 489:  Also, remember the asking price is ONLY for the portrait, UNFRAMED. When the portrait arrives, it must be mounted on a stretcher and should be properly framed.  Proper/tasteful framing can be terribly expensive. Though the artist offers to mount and frame the piece, IMO, I would NOT have it done and sent through the mails. (I speak from experience on such items, framed and unframed!) Then there are also the shipping charges ($50. to the USA, rolled). It could be a VERY expensive proposition!
                       On a "side note", of my opinion only, and no endorsement of the artist:  The artist expresses herself in "picture-perfect" (pun intended!) English and has 100% satisfaction responses, having been registered with e-Bay since 2005.  It is interesting that of the 39 shown transactions, the majority seemingly to the USA, then Netherlands, UK, France, etc.  With multiple purchases from at least 3 customers., one would assume that she does pleasing work with reliable consequences!         Regards,  AP
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Naslednik on February 10, 2011, 09:37:41 PM
That does sound pricey.  But Romanov devotees are likely to be around for a while, so maybe it would hold its value.

She must have used the 1893 photo (London?), but she has turned his torso slightly, and consequently his face looks narrower than I am used to seeing in other paintings.  Maybe thinness is considered an aristocratic look??
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on February 13, 2011, 04:17:19 PM
This artist has added information about his "Romanov" work/s scope (it also reveals that the artist is a "he").  In reply to an inquiry from France, he reveals that he is doing separate portraits of each member of the last immediate Imperial family.  The next (now nearing completion) work offered is going to be the Grandduchess Anastasia N. and will be posted in a week or so. Will be interesting to see if the same "problem" of the eyes persists.  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Olgasha on February 21, 2011, 02:59:26 AM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/622/68560d.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 21, 2011, 05:33:58 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/004yqrxt.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 22, 2011, 10:24:08 AM
A modern portrait of Nicholas:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/577550.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on February 22, 2011, 10:08:26 PM
Very well done!!!

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 23, 2011, 03:56:31 PM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/KGrHqQOKjQE0jn4Z2qBNZQCvCFHQ_3.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on February 27, 2011, 05:46:55 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/n71005.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: historyfan on February 27, 2011, 11:10:43 AM
It looks to me like he was caught in the act of stealing something in that drawing above!
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on February 27, 2011, 11:12:32 AM
Ha! It's true!  ::) ;D

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 01, 2011, 07:47:51 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/nic3.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 02, 2011, 03:22:55 AM
Click on the image for larger size:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_2500461.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=2500461.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on March 02, 2011, 10:16:11 PM
I love Nicky's expression at the picture. His smile was so kind...

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 03, 2011, 04:41:24 AM
Nicholas forgives workmen at Tsarskoe Selo 1905:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_BBB0905909T.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=BBB0905909T.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: historyfan on March 03, 2011, 08:32:03 AM
I love Nicky's expression at the picture. His smile was so kind...

RealAnastasia.

I'm sure I've seen that pose before, with a different background.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on March 03, 2011, 09:35:49 PM
It could be. I've seen a pic very similar to this one, but not only the background was different. Nicholas face was a little different too.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 05, 2011, 04:19:50 AM
Nicholas and King Edward Vii:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_LIL0908248.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=LIL0908248.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on March 05, 2011, 10:34:08 PM
Great photo...But NIcholas looks as if he had Chinese eyes... ;D

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 07, 2011, 04:57:54 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/nicholas4.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 09, 2011, 07:09:04 AM
Click to enlarge:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_n0876fy88.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=n0876fy88.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 15, 2011, 04:57:31 AM
Nicholas:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_nic4.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=nic4.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: LauraO on March 15, 2011, 01:37:46 PM
I love Nicky's expression at the picture. His smile was so kind...

RealAnastasia.

I'm sure I've seen that pose before, with a different background.

yeh me too! reminds me of this, different pose though

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia

Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 17, 2011, 07:42:16 AM
Nicholas with his parents and siblings:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_60091403.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=60091403.jpg)
Close up:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_60091403-closeup.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=60091403-closeup.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 20, 2011, 04:57:44 PM
From the ebay artist:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/KGrHqYOKp0E1rEgtDBNhmU3o8w_3.jpg)
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/KGrHqQOKocE12I4Zk5zBNhmVQPFsg_3.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on March 20, 2011, 11:47:53 PM
Actually I like this modern portrait. The artist caught Nicholas personnality quite well. The expression of the eyes is wonderful.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 26, 2011, 04:51:23 AM
Nicholas in hussar uniform:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_451x670_pm1_bgFFFFFF.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=451x670_pm1_bgFFFFFF.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on March 30, 2011, 03:44:04 AM
Young Nicholas:
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/th_749469.jpg) (http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/?action=view&current=749469.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 06, 2011, 11:11:31 AM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8529/20750.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/20750.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on April 26, 2011, 07:47:21 AM
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8938/kgrhqmokpie1qvsk31bnthf.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/kgrhqmokpie1qvsk31bnthf.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on May 20, 2011, 07:43:22 AM
(http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z401/v0yager/portraits/473888686_o.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: voyageroffreedom on May 24, 2011, 04:29:30 PM
From the ebay artist:
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/th_KGrHqUOKpE24R8dtkBN3BhKwCw_3.jpg) (http://s1141.photobucket.com/albums/n600/v0yag3r/?action=view&current=KGrHqUOKpE24R8dtkBN3BhKwCw_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on June 15, 2011, 08:36:03 AM
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8350/dsc359715.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: RealAnastasia on June 15, 2011, 11:20:33 PM
I do like this portrait. The expression of his eyes are very well painted. The artist "caught" the Tsar's personality.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: katmaxoz on May 20, 2012, 05:46:45 AM
If you are interested in paintings of Nicholas II you might find this livejournal posting of interest

http://souz-revniteley.livejournal.com/52039.html#cutid1


Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Alexandre Mikhaelovitch on February 05, 2014, 05:57:02 PM
Portrait of Lenin Reveals Hidden Portrait of Tsar Nicholas II !!!!

(http://nsm08.casimages.com/img/2014/02/06//1402060102295012511960198.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=1402060102295012511960198.jpg)

Here the article from Paul Gilbert blog , Royal Russia : http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1453090/portrait-of-lenin-reveals-hidden-portrait-of-tsar-nicholas-ii/
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on February 06, 2014, 03:40:21 AM
Nice irony there!

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Alexandre Mikhaelovitch on February 06, 2014, 07:51:37 AM
Isn't it  ? !!! Ah ah !! :D
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Inok Nikolai on February 06, 2014, 10:27:48 AM
Portrait of Lenin Reveals Hidden Portrait of Tsar Nicholas II !!!!

(http://nsm08.casimages.com/img/2014/02/06//1402060102295012511960198.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=1402060102295012511960198.jpg)

Here the article from Paul Gilbert blog , Royal Russia : http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1453090/portrait-of-lenin-reveals-hidden-portrait-of-tsar-nicholas-ii/

A clarification:

The portrait of Tsar Nicholas II was not discovered under the painting of Lenin, but rather on the other side of the canvas.

Originally the Tsar's portrait had been the front side. After the Revolution, his portrait was covered in plain paint, the canvas turned around, and Lenin's portrait was then painted on what had been the back of the canvas.

Recently, while restoring Lenin's portrait, the restorers noticed the toe of a boot poking out from under the blank coat of paint on the "back" (front) of the canvas.
Cleaning revealed the original painting of Tsar Nicholas II.
Lenin's portrait is still intact on the other side.

They plan to preserve both portraits and frame it in such a way that both are visible -- as a sort of memorial or commentary on the times.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: edubs31 on February 06, 2014, 11:50:15 AM
Portrait of Lenin Reveals Hidden Portrait of Tsar Nicholas II !!!!

(http://nsm08.casimages.com/img/2014/02/06//1402060102295012511960198.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=1402060102295012511960198.jpg)

Here the article from Paul Gilbert blog , Royal Russia : http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1453090/portrait-of-lenin-reveals-hidden-portrait-of-tsar-nicholas-ii/

A clarification:

The portrait of Tsar Nicholas II was not discovered under the painting of Lenin, but rather on the other side of the canvas.

Originally the Tsar's portrait had been the front side. After the Revolution, his portrait was covered in plain paint, the canvas turned around, and Lenin's portrait was then painted on what had been the back of the canvas.

Recently, while restoring Lenin's portrait, the restorers noticed the toe of a boot poking out from under the blank coat of paint on the "back" (front) of the canvas.
Cleaning revealed the original painting of Tsar Nicholas II.
Lenin's portrait is still intact on the other side.

They plan to preserve both portraits and frame it in such a way that both are visible -- as a sort of memorial or commentary on the times.


Interesting. I'm amazed how cleaning up a portrait that's been covered in paint for decades can be brought back to life in such a way.

Far as I'm concerned Lenin's likeness can remain on the backside and covered for the next, oh, 95-100 years. But that's just me.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: rgt9w on February 06, 2014, 05:05:44 PM
What are the patches on the canvas. Are they old patches where holes were in the canvas prior to being painted with Lenin's portrait? Was the canvas sliced at some point?
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Inok Nikolai on February 06, 2014, 05:21:44 PM
What are the patches on the canvas. Are they old patches where holes were in the canvas prior to being painted with Lenin's portrait? Was the canvas sliced at some point?

The patches are parts of the paint which had been covering the painting. They have been left there temporarily as reference points for the restorers.

The school authorities couldn't remember themselves for certain, but years ago a student either fell against the painting and tore the bottom, or hit it with something.

Recently, when they began to repair that tear, they discovered the portrait of Tsar Nicholas II on the other side.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: rgt9w on February 06, 2014, 05:23:59 PM
Thank you Inok Nikolai for the clarification! I appreciate it. What a great discovery of historical importance.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on February 07, 2014, 03:31:19 AM
This is all very interesting. While I'm no fan of Lenin, I like the idea of preserving and displaying both portrraits as a commentary on the times. And to complete the job, they had better keep some of the white paint and show the restoration process as well.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Maria Sisi on August 10, 2014, 08:40:15 PM
Nicholas and Family 1903. Zichy
(http://www.arthermitage.org/Mihaly-Zichy/Emperor-Nikolas-II-Family.jpg)
arthermitage.org

Nicholas and Alexandra. Zichy
(http://lostart.ru/upload/image/restore/0017_b.jpg)

Nicholas II and author near the tree, on which Alexander III carved the letter " A ". Zichy
(http://lostart.ru/upload/image/restore/0018_b.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Maria Sisi on August 15, 2014, 07:30:49 PM
Nicholas II as a child. 1883 Tuxen
(http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/imgs_En/04/2006/hm4_1_143_0_big.jpg)

1884 Tuxen.
(http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/imgs_En/04/2006/hm4_1_143_9_big.jpg)

National Historical Museum, Frederiksborg, Hillerod
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 03, 2014, 06:27:24 AM
I suppose this is meant to be a scene from the Ipatiev House

(http://hram-troicy.prihod.ru/users/67/1167/editor_files/image/%D0%A6%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F%20%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BC%D1%8C%D1%8F%20%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B5%20%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%20%D0%B8%20%D1%84%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%20%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%85%D0%B0%20%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9%20%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B8.%20%D0%A2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B0,%20%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5,%20%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%8C%20%D0%B7%D0%B0%20%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B4%D0%B0%20%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%83%D1%8E%20%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83..jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: edubs31 on October 06, 2014, 10:50:12 PM
I suppose this is meant to be a scene from the Ipatiev House

(http://hram-troicy.prihod.ru/users/67/1167/editor_files/image/%D0%A6%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F%20%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BC%D1%8C%D1%8F%20%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B5%20%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%20%D0%B8%20%D1%84%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%20%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%85%D0%B0%20%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9%20%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B8.%20%D0%A2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B0,%20%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5,%20%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B1%D1%8C%20%D0%B7%D0%B0%20%D0%BD%D0%B5%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%B4%D0%B0%20%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BA%D1%83%D1%8E%20%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%83..jpg)

Nice painting, but if the Ipatiev is the artist's intent they don't relatively portray Alexei here. It appears Alexandra is holding a little boy in this picture. 13-year old Alexei was much taller than this.

Aside from that I like the way the artist seems to capture the emotion of the period. Despair, stress and boredom for the imperial family while held at the House of Special Purpose.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on October 07, 2014, 03:29:10 AM
Good point. Alexei was by then almost 14, and, to judge from photographs taken at Tobolsk, nearly as tall as his father, so around 5ft 4 - 5ft 5.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: KarinK on October 07, 2014, 04:59:58 AM
Nice painting, but if the Ipatiev is the artist's intent they don't relatively portray Alexei here. It appears Alexandra is holding a little boy in this picture. 13-year old Alexei was much taller than this.

Going to the source, the Russian text seems to say "eve of arrest." This doesn't look like it's meant to be a very accurate portrayal of a location, more like something that evokes the mood of captivity, but I'd guess that it's the Alexander Palace because of the large room.

In general, modern paintings and icons tend to portray Maria, Anastasia and Alexei as looking noticeably younger than in their 1917 photos.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: edubs31 on October 10, 2014, 08:18:18 PM
Nice painting, but if the Ipatiev is the artist's intent they don't relatively portray Alexei here. It appears Alexandra is holding a little boy in this picture. 13-year old Alexei was much taller than this.

Going to the source, the Russian text seems to say "eve of arrest." This doesn't look like it's meant to be a very accurate portrayal of a location, more like something that evokes the mood of captivity, but I'd guess that it's the Alexander Palace because of the large room.

In general, modern paintings and icons tend to portray Maria, Anastasia and Alexei as looking noticeably younger than in their 1917 photos.

And in that sense the painting is a winner in my opinion. Certainly the mood and tension come through.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 03, 2014, 05:13:08 AM
The Emperor and the wounded. Sadly I do not know the name of the artist

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/f54ae70543ae109cdc59eafbbb910bfa/tumblr_n5s5obslVT1t04voxo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 03, 2014, 10:47:35 AM
Oh - found it! The above picture is titled simply "Hospital" and it was painted by Paul Rizhenko in 2013.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Inok Nikolai on December 03, 2014, 03:21:00 PM
Oh - found it! The above picture is titled simply "Hospital" and it was painted by Paul Rizhenko in 2013.

Pavel Ryzhenko's paintings have been posted here on the Forum in various threads.

A fuller account is found here:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=13336.msg390330#msg390330

Very sad to say, he died suddenly last July.
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1455444/in-memoriam-orthodox-artist-pavel-ryzhenko-19702014/

 Vechnaya Pamiat!

His paintings will live on for ages.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 12, 2014, 01:49:02 PM
He was indeed very gifted!

....

(http://cs625116.vk.me/v625116516/ef74/DvQurnjQidA.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: wakas on December 12, 2014, 06:43:10 PM
That's a beautiful portrait of Nicholas II.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Maria Sisi on December 12, 2014, 09:19:23 PM
Reception of the Emperor and Empress of Russia at Balmoral. September 22, 1896.
Illustration by Amédée Forestier
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/Reception_of_the_Emperor_and_Empress_of_Russia_at_Balmoral.jpg/800px-Reception_of_the_Emperor_and_Empress_of_Russia_at_Balmoral.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: KarinK on December 13, 2014, 02:20:48 AM
http://cs625116.vk.me/v625116516/ef74/DvQurnjQidA.jpg

This is great! It's the first coronation portrait I've seen, the others have been group paintings.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 13, 2014, 12:37:49 PM
This is great! It's the first coronation portrait I've seen, the others have been group paintings.

I went through my folders and found these:

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/231/578/4098145e3f_99864934_o2.jpg)

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/507/259/a2b3aceb9e_99864944_o2.jpg)

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/602/522/85458ae949_99864960_o2.jpg)

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/762/722/a0d169c917_99864976_o2.jpg)

Black and white version of the last one

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/201/084/aee69f999f_99864994_o2.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on December 15, 2014, 03:05:59 AM
In the Balmoral picture Nicholas is wearing the uniform of Colonel-in-chief of the Royal Scots Greys. The gentleman to the right of him is Arthur, Duke of Connaught.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: KarinK on December 15, 2014, 11:37:41 AM
This is great! It's the first coronation portrait I've seen, the others have been group paintings.

I went through my folders and found these:

Thank you for taking the time to share so many illustrations! : )
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 02, 2015, 04:57:20 PM
Tsarevich Nicholas being bored during a lesson

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/13479d1db0727aee3ab3c08a6e310f56/tumblr_ng4pg77gGJ1rh07xwo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 03, 2015, 03:57:48 AM
By Kaulbach

(http://nd06.jxs.cz/231/245/8aa2cf78a2_100021551_o2.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: KarinK on January 03, 2015, 02:35:27 PM
^ New to me and very interesting. Kaulbach also painted Alexandra in 1903.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Dru on January 03, 2015, 02:40:10 PM
^ New to me and very interesting. Kaulbach also painted Alexandra in 1903.

New to me, too.  I never new Kaulbach painted Nicholas, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since he painted the rest of the family.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 09, 2015, 04:14:44 AM
(http://www.1812panorama.ru/i/to_be001.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 09, 2015, 04:19:00 AM
(http://zlattv.ru/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%82-%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%8F-II-%D0%9D%D0%B0%D1%88%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B2-2014-858x1024.jpg)

Coronation

(http://adjudant.ru/cavaler/images/18-5.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 13, 2015, 03:00:19 PM
(http://upyourpic.org/images/201405/xm8293hkcn.jpg)

http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/vladlysen/post342238446/
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: nena on January 14, 2015, 08:13:17 AM
The last one is great, it is so 'live'. :-)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on January 15, 2015, 09:26:24 AM
It looks to me like a recent picture, as I rather doubt that a 1914-18 portrait painter would show a monarch smoking.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Rodney_G. on January 15, 2015, 12:29:15 PM
Yes, indeed, Ann. In other words , painted from a photo, not from a real life sitting. I don't think there are too many royal portraits set , ominously, "up against a wall."
On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: edubs31 on January 15, 2015, 11:16:01 PM
Yes, indeed, Ann. In other words , painted from a photo, not from a real life sitting. I don't think there are too many royal portraits set , ominously, "up against a wall."
On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.

It's Tsar Nicholas doing his best James Dean pose apparently.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: edubs31 on January 15, 2015, 11:16:08 PM
Yes, indeed, Ann. In other words , painted from a photo, not from a real life sitting. I don't think there are too many royal portraits set , ominously, "up against a wall."
On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.

It's Tsar Nicholas doing his best James Dean pose apparently.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: nena on January 16, 2015, 01:43:47 AM
If you look at the site Ally posted you will see that the painting shows Nicholas II at the courtyard of the Ipatiev House, his last stop. I truly am amazed by the painting, one simply can imagine him smoking and walking around in the Ipatiev courtyard. His expression seems to be somewhat optimistic and cheerful as I see it.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on January 16, 2015, 03:37:48 AM
'On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.'

I agree. Also, the batman needs to get busy with the iron and the pressing cloth!

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 26, 2015, 09:04:46 AM
(http://www.dvaveka.ru/wa-data/public/shop/products/83/59/5983/images/18832/18832.970.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 11, 2015, 04:15:18 AM
"Newspaper photographic reproduction of a watercolour of Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) and King Edward VII (1841-1910) at the state meeting of Reval"

(http://cdn.royalcollection.org.uk/cdn/farfuture/XHHjRhbKYn7e6qCgEdWXsu-aeh8_XVQDXtRitm2Xfio/mtime:1423386002/sites/royalcollection.org.uk/files/collection-online/a/c/442653-1389703167.jpg)

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2917330/great-britains-peacemaker-and-russias-autocrat
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on February 11, 2015, 09:49:21 AM
Curious that the two a depicted indoors having a casual chat with their uniform caps on!

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: rudy3 on February 12, 2015, 04:17:11 AM
This meeting took place aboard the Imperial yacht "Shtandart", off the coast off Reval (today's Tallinn, capital of Estonia). Here a nice video of the arrival of the Imperial Family by train to Reval and their transfer by boat to the "Shandart. Interesting to see the difference in "style" between the Empresses: Maria Fedorovna shakes hands with many people ....
Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZIgZS2lkM
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Inok Nikolai on February 12, 2015, 04:55:47 PM
This meeting took place aboard the Imperial yacht "Shtandart", off the coast off Reval (today's Tallinn, capital of Estonia). Here a nice video of the arrival of the Imperial Family by train to Reval and their transfer by boat to the "Shandart. Interesting to see the difference in "style" between the Empresses: Maria Fedorovna shakes hands with many people ....
Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZIgZS2lkM


True, but then, Empress Alexandra, besides clutching her bouquet of flowers, is also holding her children's hands.

And I think that Empress Maria is actually allowing her hand to be kissed, not shaking hands with the men.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 02, 2015, 04:11:14 PM
I understand from the bio of GD NN there is a painting by Boris Mikhailovich Kostodiev of Nicholas reviewing the Finnland Guards regiment during late 1905 commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding and it his GD NN in the background. I can't seem to find it. can anyone help me?
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Превед on December 02, 2015, 04:50:54 PM
I understand from the bio of GD NN there is a painting by Boris Mikhailovich Kostodiev of Nicholas reviewing the Finnland Guards regiment during late 1905 commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding and it his GD NN in the background. I can't seem to find it. can anyone help me?

This one?
Church Parade of the Finlandsky Guard Regiment, December 12, 1905 (Julian Calendar). The painting is completed in 1906:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Kustod_Fin_Regiment.jpg (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Kustod_Fin_Regiment.jpg)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on December 03, 2015, 03:33:03 PM
It looks to me as though Nicholas is carrying a small girl. It can't be one of his daughters, as Alexei is in the picture and quite a bit older. Presumably she is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Finlandsky, but who is it? The only person I can think of in that sort of age bracket is Ioann Konstantinovich's daughter.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Превед on December 03, 2015, 04:57:53 PM
It looks to me as though Nicholas is carrying a small girl. It can't be one of his daughters, as Alexei is in the picture and quite a bit older. Presumably she is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Finlandsky, but who is it? The only person I can think of in that sort of age bracket is Ioann Konstantinovich's daughter.

No, it has to be Alexey, as the painting shows a ceremony in 1905 and he was made colonel-in-chief of the Finlyandsky Leib-Gvardii at birth in 1904. The boy in the middle of the men must be another grand duke or prince.
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: thebelgianhare on December 03, 2015, 05:40:42 PM
Perhaps Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, he was 14 at the time. Certainly looks like him
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on December 03, 2015, 11:10:43 PM
I should have checked the date!

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 07, 2015, 04:13:43 PM
Thanks, the reviewing stand in the background with all the women in white AOTMA? looks familiar like I have seen it before?
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Alexandra17911971 on January 30, 2016, 11:18:46 AM
Hello fellow forum members,
   I am in the middle of doing a large oil painting of Tsar Nicholas II in a hussar uniform as pictured in the link.  I have done research and I now know what colors the uniform should be but I can't see al of his medals clearly.  Can anyone please tell me what medals he was wearing?   Also, I would love to paint his troops lined up behind him but I have no idea what they would have worn and would they be on foot or on horseback or a mixture of both?  Any photos or images would be greatly appreciated.  I have been working on this painting for a few years now and I want it to be historically correct.  I hope that the photo below shows up, I am quite new at this :).  Thank you for your time and for your help!
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Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on January 30, 2016, 02:18:49 PM
Hello Alexandra

That's quite a project!

I think you need to choose either a mounted or dismounted parade. Nicholas is wearing the uniform of His Majesty's Life Guard Hussars, so you could show him reviewing them on a mounted parade - he would be moving along a line of them at 90 degrees to them. They would all be riding grey horses. You should be able to find quite a lot of pictures of this regiment. The officers and men would essentially be wearing the same uniform as Nicholas, but the insignia would be rather less ornate (certainly for the men).

I think one of the stars he is wearing is the Order of the Garter.

Hope that helps

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Alexandra17911971 on January 31, 2016, 10:17:38 AM
Thank you very much Ann! You are an angel.  Once I complete the painting I will share it on this forum for all to see.  I never would have been able to finish it without your help  :)
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Kalafrana on January 31, 2016, 02:18:13 PM
Blush!

Glad to help, and looking forward to seeing the picture.

Ann
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: Joanna on December 11, 2017, 10:22:38 AM
Ilya Repin's portrait of Nicholas II:

St. George’s Hall in 1895 - Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/12/the-artist-stands-in-for-nicholas-ii.html

Joanna
Title: Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
Post by: PAGE on October 04, 2018, 02:52:16 AM
For those who speak French:

The memories of Henri Gervex's visit to the Russian Court to portray the sovereigns:

https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k539932s/f4.item.r=%22nicolas%20II%22.zoom (https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k539932s/f4.item.r=%22nicolas%20II%22.zoom)

There are many charming anecdotes.