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Title: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: rgt9w on November 13, 2005, 11:12:35 AM
I've been reading Edvard Radzinsky's book on Alexander II. Twice he mentions Grand Duchess Alexandra dying at age seven. Is this an error in age or a mistranslation? I thought Alexandra Nicholaevna died in her late teens.

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: cimbrio on November 13, 2005, 12:33:27 PM
Alexandra Nikolaievna died in 1844 aged 19 after giving birth to her first and only child, Wilhelm, who died on the same day. She died in Tsarskoe Selo and the wedding between her and her husband Landgrave Frederick I of Hesse-Kassel took place earlier in January that same year. >He remarried in 1853 to Princess Anne of Prussia and together they begot 6 children, the third of whom was Friedrich Karl "Fischy" who married Queen Victoria's granddaughter Margaret of Prussia and was briefly King of Finland.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: rgt9w on November 13, 2005, 02:01:37 PM
Thank you Cimbrio for the information.

I'm afraid I misread the first citation about Grand Duchess Alexandra in the book. He is actually describing Alexander II's daughter, not Nicholas'.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: cimbrio on November 14, 2005, 04:58:58 AM
Ah yes, Alexandra Alexandrovna died indeed at a short age. The fact that the Tsar and his wife managed to have another daughter (Maria, 1853) was a great blessing, but she was spoiled from the very start. She later married the Duke of Edinburgh.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: pouvoir aux canard on September 13, 2007, 02:21:27 PM
Salve !...


Alexandra Nicolaevna (1825-1844). Daughter of Nicholas 1, she married Landgraft Frederic-Guillaume de Hesse in january 1844 and died in childbirth in august 1844.

I know something exists about A. N. memorials on the site, but I would like to better understand the personality of this young princess. On a website upon St Petersbourg it is said she created orphanages and hospitals.

I would like to know if such houses were created by herself or , after her premature death, in her name...

I would like something about her life in teen age before she married. (it is said she was a good musician and singer and the famous Henriette Sontag went in Russia to help her... Sontag was already a friend of the german Empress Augusta niece of Nicholas 1)

I would like to know when and where she met her husband, if she loved him... if the marriage was a political one...



Purhaps somebody knows something about the life of this poor princess.

Mr Canard
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: pouvoir aux canard on September 13, 2007, 03:54:16 PM
I apologise with The Forum Administrators : this topic has to be into Imperial Family chapter...

As I am an old absent-minded inattentive duck  :-[... and  :( I don't know ho to remove the thread in an other chapter... :-\


Your desolated  :'(

Mr Canard
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on September 13, 2007, 08:08:58 PM
Salve !...


Alexandra Nicolaevna (1825-1844). Daughter of Nicholas 1, she married Landgraft Frederic-Guillaume de Hesse in january 1844 and died in childbirth in august 1844.

I know something exists about A. N. memorials on the site, but I would like to better understand the personality of this young princess. On a website upon St Petersbourg it is said she created orphanages and hospitals.

I would like to know if such houses were created by herself or , after her premature death, in her name...

I would like something about her life in teen age before she married. (it is said she was a good musician and singer and the famous Henriette Sontag went in Russia to help her... Sontag was already a friend of the german Empress Augusta niece of Nicholas 1)

I would like to know when and where she met her husband, if she loved him... if the marriage was a political one...



Purhaps somebody knows something about the life of this poor princess.

Mr Canard



Hello!

I've been also interested with Alexandra Nikolaievna and the other Romanovs grand duchesses who died very early.

As far as I know, Alexandra was said to be mischievous as a child and was small for her age. Her father considered her not really pretty (at least as a child) but she was nonetheless a sweet child. I'm not exactly sure is she was Nicholas' favorite daughter; there are other accounts that says that Maria was Nicholas' favorite. It was also said that she looked so much like her sister-in-law, Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna, and the Empress cried when she met the princess for the first time.

As for her personality, I think of her as a charming and sweet girl. She was a good musician and she must be full of life. ;)


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: dmitri on September 14, 2007, 10:46:08 AM
some information for you :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Nikolaevna_of_Russia
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: pouvoir aux canard on September 14, 2007, 12:02:49 PM
Thank you, Dimitri

but I know Wikipedia and I know his text. I would like something more (with references to my questions) about the princess...

Your

Mr Canard
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on September 20, 2007, 02:05:53 AM
I just found a long article about Alexandra Nikolaievna. I can't understand it since it's written in Russian, but I'm quite sure it gives a lot of information about Alexandra and her short life. Anyone can perhaps translate or perhaps give an idea what the article was saying? Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on September 20, 2007, 09:03:12 PM
I just found a long article about Alexandra Nikolaievna. I can't understand it since it's written in Russian, but I'm quite sure it gives a lot of information about Alexandra and her short life. Anyone can perhaps translate or perhaps give an idea what the article was saying? Thanks.  :)


Oh yeah, shame on me, I forgot to include the link. Sorry.

http://s-makarenko.narod.ru/articles8.html
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on August 04, 2008, 03:12:04 AM
Where I search portraits of Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Adolf, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel? He was a GDss Alexandra Nikolaevna's husband.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on August 04, 2008, 02:56:03 PM
Where I search portraits of Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Adolf, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel? He was a GDss Alexandra Nikolaevna's husband.

Landgrave Friedrich in the 1860s.

Photo is a courtesy of Kmerov

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/KurfurstFriedrich-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on August 05, 2008, 02:05:05 AM
Thahk you.But I have search portrait, when he was yoing. 1843 – 1845 year/
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on August 05, 2008, 03:53:45 AM
Thahk you.But I have search portrait, when he was yoing. 1843 – 1845 year/

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/hessen/hessenkassel4/1820%20Friedrich.JPG (http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/hessen/hessenkassel4/1820%20Friedrich.JPG)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Mari on August 05, 2008, 06:03:25 PM
wonderful image! :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Linnea on September 02, 2008, 09:39:46 AM
A good source for information about Alexandra is the diary of her sister Grand Duchess Olga, later queen of Württemberg.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gogm on September 02, 2008, 11:24:06 AM
I found some images of her:

(http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/5610/2857059270094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2857059270094285158xjPOEy)

(http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/40903/2429395380094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2429395380094285158dffeRk)

(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/42940/2180399740094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2180399740094285158LNzUJE)

(http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/42979/2373301710094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2373301710094285158ptFKun)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Mari on September 02, 2008, 03:44:24 PM
Lovely pictures! Thank you so much for posting them!
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 04, 2008, 12:01:16 PM
Yes a very lovely and sweet girl ! Princess Alexandra of Denmark (later Queen Alexandra of Great Britian) was named after her. What afitting tribute !

I went to Schloss Fasenerie in Fulda, there is a room dedicated to her. With a small portrait of her with her dower silverware (a sliver toilette set) inside the bedroom...
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on September 04, 2008, 09:40:30 PM
It's rather unfortunate that she died early. If she lived longer who knows what she might had become considering her musical talents. Everyone in the family adores her. I heard that she was a favorite of her brother, Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich, and it was quite interesting to note that he married another Alexandra, Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, who according to contemporaries greatly resembles Alexandra Nikolaievna.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 05, 2008, 12:32:28 PM
You mean "Aunt Sanny" , mother of Queen Olga of Greece & Vera of Wuttemburg. Really, but his great love of his wife did not deter him of visiting his mistresses.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on January 13, 2009, 09:22:51 PM



Another portrait of a young Alexandra by Ivan Winberg
(http://thumb16.webshots.net/t/72/172/6/89/84/2867689840061759156EdFzrJ_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2867689840061759156EdFzrJ)


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on January 24, 2009, 05:08:07 AM
Portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nicolaevna

(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/42208/2867689840061759156S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: beladona on January 24, 2009, 07:44:31 AM
Her father considered her not really pretty (at least as a child) ??
I didn´t understand, was he blind? :)
On these pictures she looks very nice and lovely...
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: CountessKate on January 24, 2009, 07:55:06 AM
Well, there are no pictures of her as a child here.  Perhaps she grew prettier as she grew older.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 24, 2009, 07:15:01 PM
I agree...some children grew into its own. Alexandra was pretty as a young woman...as was her sister Olga.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on February 17, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
Hi,
There is a beautiful portrait of Alexandra Nikolaevna in an album on webshots (she is wearing a blue and white dress); you're only allowed to save it from webshots if you're friends with the person who posted it,  and I can't find it anywhere else.  If anyone here knows what I'm talking about and is fortunate enough to have this picture in their collection, please post it.  I would be very grateful.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 19, 2009, 06:18:44 PM
I know which one you are talking about...But I do not know how to post it...
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: grandduchessella on February 19, 2009, 08:53:23 PM
Is it this one?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v650/empressfrederick/1840HAUinPortaitsrussesp1.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on February 20, 2009, 10:38:58 PM
Yes, that's the one!  Thank you very much!  :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on March 28, 2009, 06:49:42 AM
I am looking for an article: "Адини и ее приданое" by Василиса Пахомова-Гёрес.
Does someone have it?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on March 28, 2009, 07:04:59 AM
I am looking for an article: "Адини и ее приданое" by Василиса Пахомова-Гёрес.
Does someone have it?

The article had been publsihed in "Nashe Nasledie", Russian magazine , in 2000 year. But there's no on-line version of that issue.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on April 08, 2009, 12:47:24 PM
Ample info on GD Alexandra Nikolaevna is presented in the memories of her sister Olga, the queen of Wurtemberg. These memories have already benn mentioned in this thread - СОН ЮНОСТИ (  I read that the book was translated as THE GOLDEN DREAM OF YOUTH if I do remember correctly). This is a moving account by Alexandra`s loving sister. GD Alexandra was called ADINI  in her family. Olga calls her a "sunbeam whom God wished to take". She is compared to a "lark" that "emanates with joy". Her untimely death was "the privilege of the chosen". I see her "covered with sunbeams", writes Olga.
She was a very talented and intelligent girl. At 11 she was able to conduct a conversation with the adults during meals, she also had a thetrica talent & could mock historical personages.

Alexanddra was 3 years younger than Olga (pretty big age difference in case of adolescents) so they got really close when Maria married the Duke of Leuhtenberg and Sasha ( the heir to the throne, future Alexander II) was away abroad ( i.e. he was touring European courts in search of a bride. diuring this tour he met Marie of Hesse, his future wife). the 2 sisters were so close ( as well as other siblings) and were so unaware of the existence of other people`s company that Elena Paulovna , GD Mikhail`s wife, started taking them to the suitable parties. EP even compared them to a herd cattle thinking and behaving in the same way, unable to imagine that there exists a different life.

Olga was courted by a few candidates (including Stefan, the Hungarian palatine married to Alexandra Pavlovn, her late aunt) but it didn`t work out. Court members were shocked thatshe was becoming a spinster ( at 21!). Her sister Maria met Fritz of Hesse in Italy and thought that he was a suitable candidate for Olga. He had no kingdom but belonging to the House of Hesse-Cassel he could be the heir. Fritz was invited to Russia. The first meeting was rather nice, and Olga detected "kindness" in his eyes. During the first day of his visit Fritz didn`t meet Alexandra `caus e she was ill. He met her the next day and Olga detected that something "significant " happened between them. Alexandra wrote inher diary : "he shook my hand and I became immensely happy and thrilled".
Olga decided to give up `cause he sister`s happiness was uppermost in her mind. She told her mother :"She loves him".

TO BE CONTINUED
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on April 08, 2009, 04:43:41 PM
ABOUT GD ALEXANDRA NIKOLAEVNA by her sister Olga, the queen of Wurtemberg

These are some scraps of memory from Queen Olga. her memories span the period from her birth to the moment of her marriage. She deliberately finishes her memories at this point. the moment of her marriage is a happy, she had so elevated feelings  at that period but she hints that her future was not so bright. she hints there were ups and downs in her marriage, she states that life was a little contrary to her expectations.

But going back to Alexandra it`s necessary to say that Olga decided to support her sister although she took to Fritz og Hesse. Alexandra was immensely happy, and Olga remarked thatAdini was to some extent lucky because she died at 19 so she didn`t experience disappointments of grown up life.

She died of tuberculosis. She spent the last years of her life in Tsarskoe Selo. After her death Nikolay I ordered to destroy the rooms that she spent her last months and ordered to rearrange them so that they didbn`t remind him of his daughter`s agony. He suddenly grew old.Before her death she gave birth to a boy who died a few hous later (it was premature birth).She was buried with a boy in her arms.

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: CountessKate on April 09, 2009, 04:33:30 AM
Quote
Olga remarked thatAdini was to some extent lucky because she died at 19 so she didn`t experience disappointments of grown up life.

Presumably Olga's own unhappy marriage coloured her remarks - I can't think that dying at 19 of TB is fortunate in any sense.  But in times when the deaths of children and young people were much more common than now, the trite observations of "s/he is much better off in heaven" and "thank goodness they didn't live to see hard times" were probably the only way you could really console yourself for events which seemed so unfair.  Queen Victoria was fond of that type of observation, especially about beloved Albert.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on April 09, 2009, 03:35:48 PM
i  totally agree with you. at those distant times there were ab 7-9 children in an average family  (or even more). Pavel I had 4 sons + 5 daughters (Olga died in infancy) so the death of one child or 2 children was perceived as a normal phenomenon. olga nikolaevna mildly hints at the disappointments in her own mariage. one of the main disappointments must have been the inability to have children (presumably because of her husband`s veneric disease before the marriage). this mode of thinking "she ia much better off in heaven" was so common.it might have brought consolation to the bereaved relatives
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on July 15, 2009, 01:13:26 PM
Violetta, have you actually read the memoirs of Olga of Wurttemberg?  It sounds like you know a great deal on the subject, and I would love to read whatever is available on the subject of Alexandra Nikolaevna. 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on July 15, 2009, 03:11:55 PM
Violetta, have you actually read the memoirs of Olga of Wurttemberg?  It sounds like you know a great deal on the subject, and I would love to read whatever is available on the subject of Alexandra Nikolaevna. 

Yes, LittleLulu, I have read memories of Olga of Wurttemberg. One of the forum members asked me about her memories in English. I tried to trace down her memories in English but I couldn`t find any. below you have the webaddress of her memories in Russian.Do you read Russian?

http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Sara Araújo on July 15, 2009, 03:28:18 PM
(http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/10025/2301325780104684613S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2301325780104684613omkWSa)

With her sister Olga
(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/43243/2601547100015835291S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2601547100015835291fyhhtu)

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on July 15, 2009, 07:18:33 PM
another picture. sorry for the quality,the picture was taken in the KADRIORG palace in tallin. the portrait hangs at the staircse. there are also other pictures of nikolay I`s daughters in kadriorg

(http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/DSCN1623.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on July 15, 2009, 07:28:36 PM
Violetta, have you actually read the memoirs of Olga of Wurttemberg?  It sounds like you know a great deal on the subject, and I would love to read whatever is available on the subject of Alexandra Nikolaevna. 

Yes, LittleLulu, I have read memories of Olga of Wurttemberg. One of the forum members asked me about her memories in English. I tried to trace down her memories in English but I couldn`t find any. below you have the webaddress of her memories in Russian.Do you read Russian?

http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html


Thank you very much, Violetta!  Sadly, my Russian is subpar, but with a little effort, I am able to translate.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on July 16, 2009, 07:02:34 AM
I'm very interested and fascinated about Alexandra Nikolaevna. Does anyone have more information about her personality and her relationship with her family and her husband? Thanks!
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on July 16, 2009, 10:01:52 PM
I'm very interested and fascinated about Alexandra Nikolaevna. Does anyone have more information about her personality and her relationship with her family and her husband? Thanks!

From what I've read, Alexandra was a sweet, mischievous child who grew into a radiant, lively, and kindhearded young woman who got along with just about everyone.  She was popular at court for both her beauty and her personality, and she was well-known for her talent as a singer--she was good enough to be taught by a famous soprano whose name I cannot recall.  She also founded either a hospital or a nurses' corps.  She was supposed to have been a favorite of her brother Constantine (whose wife Alexandra Iosifovna bore such a strong resemblance to Adini that Empress Alexandra Feodorovna cried upon meeting her).  Her brother Alexander II named his first daughter Alexandra in memory of his sister, and she died of infant meningitis at the age of seven.  Of course, Adini herself was the namesake of her father's sister, Alexandra Pavlovna, who also died young following complications in childbirth.  Olga of Wurttemberg believed that Nicholas I favored Adini (an earlier post said that he did not consider her to be especially pretty, but I have always heard the opposite, that he believed her the only one of his children to have inherited her mother's Prussian appearance).  and was truly devastated by her death--he commisioned a statue of her holding her baby son, but it was destroyed during the Nazi occupation.  At present, there is a replica bust based on the original statue and a memorial bench in her honor.

Landgrave Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel, known as Fritz, came to St. Petersburg as a potential husband for Nicholas I's second daughter Olga, , but evidently, he and Adini fell in love at first sight.  They had did not have much time together, as she contracted TB shortly before their wedding, but they seem to have been very close.  Adini was overjoyed with the prospect of motherhood, but she was so physically taxed by both the pregnancy and her illness that she was too sick to return to Hesse with her new husband.  She was essentially confined to bed for the duration of her pregnancy, and it saddened her that she was unable to pick flowers and go for walks with Fritz, as they had done during their engagement.  Her son, Wilhelm, was three months premature, and he only lived for about four hours.  Olga described him as Adini's "final joy," as she died later that same day.  Fritz was heartbroken, and some people believe that he never recovered.  He remarried around ten years later, to Adini's cousin, Princess Anna of Prussia, and they had several children together, but he was always rather distant toward her, presumably because he was unable to get over the loss of his much-loved first wife.

I hope that helps you a little...  



        
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on July 17, 2009, 12:54:07 AM
 Fritz was heartbroken, and some people believe that he never recovered.  He remarried around ten years later, to Adini's cousin, Princess Anna of Prussia, and they had several children together, but he was always rather distant toward her, presumably because he was unable to get over the loss of his much-loved first wife.

        

He was distant to his second wife as he was inclined to "fast-living" and company of so-called bohemian people - even Alexandra had admitted this fact before their marriage, but she was young and naive and thought she would correct his habits.

Also the dowry of Alexandra was so fabulous (and Nicholas I didn't order to take it back to Russia) that Friedrich, not being particularly rich before, became quite wealthy - his second wife enjoyed the jewellery collection of Alexandra.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on August 06, 2009, 05:31:26 AM
Alexandra Nikolayevna by unkhown artist

(http://www.picatom.com/12/-8506-th.jpg) (http://www.picatom.com/12/-8506.html)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on August 06, 2009, 01:45:09 PM
I've never seen that one before; it's beautiful! :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on August 06, 2009, 05:05:17 PM
Hopefully this will work (I've never attempted to post an image before).  Does anyone know if the young woman standing behind Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna is Alexandra?  It could be Maria, but I can't always tell them apart.  Svetabel, maybe you would know?

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on August 07, 2009, 12:45:59 AM
That's the famous group-portrait by Oras Verne,1843 year. There are 2 daughters of Nicholas I there in the painting - Olga and Alexandra.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on October 06, 2009, 04:07:01 AM

Alexandra Nikolaevna by Ch. Robertson

(http://thumb15.webshots.net/t/69/769/0/45/85/2893045850100740235iCitIQ_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2893045850100740235iCitIQ)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on October 06, 2009, 06:01:20 AM

Alexandra Nikolaevna by Ch. Robertson

(http://thumb15.webshots.net/t/69/769/0/45/85/2893045850100740235iCitIQ_th.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2893045850100740235iCitIQ)


Wow! This is beautiful. I've never seen it before. Thanks for sharing!  ;)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: THERRY on October 06, 2009, 06:37:35 AM
Very, very, very beautiful and new for me too !!!  Please, can you insert it bigger ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on October 06, 2009, 06:50:51 AM
another picture. sorry for the quality,the picture was taken in the KADRIORG palace in tallin. the portrait hangs at the staircse. there are also other pictures of nikolay I`s daughters in kadriorg

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/vitavioletta/DSCN1623.jpg[/img]

Oh so that portrait is in the Kadriorg Palace, I wondered where that portrait is kept, I read that it is at the Hermitage museum but I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on October 06, 2009, 07:01:15 AM
Very, very, very beautiful and new for me too !!!  Please, can you insert it bigger ?


(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/18786/2893045850100740235S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2893045850100740235iCitIQ)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 10, 2009, 07:44:26 PM
You have made my day!  Thanks a bunch! :)  Not to get too greedy, but does anyone know of any more (I don't)?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: bednayaliza on October 11, 2009, 04:35:47 AM
I have never seen this picture of Adini! Thank you!
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on October 26, 2009, 04:18:05 AM
Does someone have a copy of the article "Адини -младшая сестра великого князя" from exibition catalog "Александр II и Царское Село"?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 18, 2009, 02:24:44 PM
Unfortunately, I do not have it, although I have been looking.  If you happen upon it, please let me know.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 21, 2009, 03:23:15 PM
Are there any more portraits that haven't been posted?  I've looked all over the place and can't find any, but there must be more?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on November 25, 2009, 11:01:18 AM
That's the famous group-portrait by Oras Verne,1843 year. There are 2 daughters of Nicholas I there in the painting - Olga and Alexandra.

I'm very interested in the tragic life of Alexandra, she was a beautiful youn woman. I don't know this grooup-portrait by Oras Verne and I can't see it. Could someone repost it? That would be very nice =)

A question:
Alexandra died in Russia before getting away with her husband. Does anybody know where they wanted to live? Maybe also in which palace?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 25, 2009, 01:29:15 PM
Here you go:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/4134340470_146fcb00e7.jpg)

I believe they would have lived in Copenhagen; not sure which palace, though.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: kmerov on November 25, 2009, 02:28:08 PM
Alexandra and Friedrich were to live in Copenhagen in Dehn's mansion close to Amalienborg Palace, and the Danish king gave them Bernstorff Palace outside the city as their summer residence aswell.  
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 25, 2009, 03:40:25 PM
Alexandra and Friedrich were to live in Copenhagen in Dehn's mansion close to Amalienborg Palace, and the Danish king gave them Bernstorff Palace outside the city as their summer residence aswell.  

Thanks for the information, Kmerov.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on November 26, 2009, 05:47:07 AM
Oh thanks a lot for reposting the painting and the information about the residences!
The painting is really wonderful, the woman with the black hair is Alexandra?

The Dehn's mansion is really beautiful:
http://www2.kb.dk/kb/dept/nbo/ma/fokus/nye/HMII.jpg
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 26, 2009, 04:09:42 PM
You are very welcome--the black-haired woman is indeed Alexandra; the other young woman is her sister Olga. 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on November 27, 2009, 08:32:08 AM
Thanks! I have some new questions and I hope that you will be able to help me  :)

How does her rooms or appartments looked like? Can you visit some of them today?
Was there any residence which she liked most?
What were her hobbies? What did she like?

And I read a story that the dog in one of her portrait was the dog of her sister Olga. Is this story true or when not, was it her own dog? And did you know the name of him?
This is the portrait I mean:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Alexandra_Nikolaievna.jpg
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 27, 2009, 01:32:48 PM
Here is a picture of Alexandra's room; I think it's possible to visit today--it hasn't been changed since she lived there.  If I'm not mistaken, she was very fond of Gatchina Palace.  The family spent a lot of time there when she was alive, but they didn't go much after she died because there were too many sad memories.  Alexandra loved music, especially Beethoven, but also Mozart, Donizetti, and various Russian composers.  She loved flowers, and she had pet swans.  I've noticed the dog, too, but I don't know anything about him.  I assume he was hers because he appears in the Robertson portrait as well.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4138347287_42a489dacf.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on November 27, 2009, 02:18:11 PM
Oh thanks a lot for these informations! I really like her room, its a simple elegance. Really? She had pet swans? Interesting and I find that they match perfectly to her.
Yes, you're right, the dog appeares really in the portrait with her sister - a nice detail and a wonderful pet.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 27, 2009, 02:42:59 PM
Yes, after her death, her father would go for walks by the pond, and Alexandra's swans would come to greet him.  He had a statue built in her memory placed nearby.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on November 27, 2009, 08:56:19 PM
Alexandra was an intelligent and highly artistic woman. She was the musician of the family, and likes playing the piano. She was also an excellent singer and contemporaries noted that this kind of talent is something unusual for a princess. She had deep blue eyes and black hair, characterisitcs that were noted by her father to be "Prussian". She loves flowers, particularly roses (like her aunt and namesake, Alexandra Pavlovna). She was also Konstantin Nikolaievich's favorite sister and one of the few people who could calm his restless personality.
I think Gatchina was Alexandra's favorite palace and she loves giving small "concerts" in its halls and boudoirs. If I'm not mistaken, it was also in Gatchina were she met and fell in love with her future husband, Frederick of Hesse-Cassel. So Gatchina holds a lot of memories for her.







Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 28, 2009, 04:27:15 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4142062486_91e23f0c5a.jpg)

Olga and Alexandra as children.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on November 29, 2009, 07:11:44 AM
Thanks a lot for the many informations and these wonderful painting! Both look so sweet!  :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Sara Araújo on November 29, 2009, 06:26:40 PM
An allegory of her death:

(http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OQAAAMRtYqyLbts6QxC4e84PEgXj26MRUghCINLPK8cKkbMiglITmaHtTLJglZSMbvB9ehgFkqyMrtSYIhFkZP5p4iIAm1T1UGEsYu9Sr0iqAs_kCk-2qjVulVvH.jpg)

(sorry if it has been posted before)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 29, 2009, 07:38:18 PM
It's beautiful, isn't it?  It was painted by Karl Pavlovich Briullov as a representation of Saint Alexandra (Holy Queen Alexandra's Ascension into Heaven), but her features are of course based on Alexandra Nikolaevna.  The artist knew her personally, and was deeply affected by the tragic circumstances of her death.  Nicholas I had the room where she died transformed into a chapel, and the painting hangs there to this day.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 30, 2009, 12:30:03 PM
Indeed. in Scholss Fasenerie in Fulda, there is a room dedicated to her as well. Her portrait & her dowry (mostly sliverware) were displayed there.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on November 30, 2009, 02:57:10 PM
Oh thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful painting! It's very poetic and wonderful. I'm so happy that I have found so much new paintings of Alexandra here, thanks a lot everyone  :)

Nicholas I had the room where she died transformed into a chapel, and the painting hangs there to this day.

Please can you tell me where this chapel is? In the Alexanderpalace? Maybe someone could post a pic of it? It would be wonderful to see the chapel  :)


Indeed. in Scholss Fasenerie in Fulda, there is a room dedicated to her as well. Her portrait & her dowry (mostly sliverware) were displayed there.


Oh really? Do you know which room exactley?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 30, 2009, 03:42:20 PM
The Alexandra Memorial Chapel is located in the East Wing of Alexander Palace; I think it was a originally study belonging to Alexandra's mother, Alexandra Feodorovna.  You can see a picture of the chapel on the main Alexander Palace Time Machine page.

Here is a photo of a plate from Alexandra's dowry, complete with "AH" cipher:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2761/4148494410_d07c8c93ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on December 01, 2009, 02:00:11 PM
Thanks for the informations and the pic! I really love the design of the plate.
Are there any paintings of her wedding or of her as bridge? I would love to see her in her wedding dress  :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 01, 2009, 02:13:41 PM
Thanks for the informations and the pic! I really love the design of the plate.
Are there any paintings of her wedding or of her as bridge? I would love to see her in her wedding dress  :)

None that I know of, sadly, but I'd settle for any pictures at all--there have to be more that we haven't seen.  I like your avatar, by the way ;)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on December 02, 2009, 02:05:45 AM
Thats a pitty. But you're right, I hope also that there are some more pictures of her or rather that someone could post some of them  ;D

I like your avatar, by the way ;)

Thanks, I like this portrait of her a lot, the dress is so wonderful  :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 02, 2009, 06:35:38 PM
Yes...alas we do not see the wedding dress.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on December 03, 2009, 06:40:44 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4142062486_91e23f0c5a.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4142062486_91e23f0c5a.jpg)
Olga and Alexandra as children.

Excuse me, please, but this portrait is not a portrait of Grand Duchesses Olga and Alexandra. It depicts the sisters Anna and Catherine Vasilchikova. Here is a quote from the article L. Karnaukhova, S. Archangel "True mirror of the Age": "While working on the catalog and exhibition have been clarified as the old and proposed some new iconographic definitions. The invaluable role played here materials of history and art exhibitions of Russian portraits, organized by S.P. Diaghilev in 1905 and held in the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg. She exhibited work 71 P.F. Sokolova. Photobank Tauria exhibitions are currently in the photo library of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Their study allowed, for example, to restore the once lost the names of two girls in fancy dresses depicted in watercolor, housed in the Museum V.A.Tropinin and long considered a portrait of Grand Duchesses Olga and Alexandra, daughter of Emperor Nicholas I.
It was found that Tauria watercolor exhibition was displayed and included in the directory as the image of sisters Anne and Catherine Vasilchikova. The portrait was a younger sister AA Vasilchikova, in marriage Baranova, and later in the family of her daughter Catherine Pavlovna. It was her husband, Earl K.A.Hreptovich-Butene indicated in the exhibition catalog as the owner of the portrait. Its origin, iconographic similarities depicted portraits of their parents Alexei Vasilyevich Vasilchikova and Alexandra Ivanovna, born Arkharovs give no reason to doubt that they are depicted watercolors. In addition, Tauride exhibition, as is known, often visited by members of the royal family, including a connoisseur of Russian portrait of Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich, who certainly would notice a mistake in the attribution of watercolors, if it had been. "
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 03, 2009, 11:53:46 AM
Pardon me, then.  I found it on a Russian site labeled as Grand Duchesses Olga and Alexandra Nikolaevna by artist Sokolov.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on December 04, 2009, 01:28:04 AM
LittleLulu, I think you didn't need to move your picture as the mistake was not yours but of those who had placed the image on that site. If the picture will be here with clarification (made by Alexandrina Sofia) then everyone who see the post be aware of the mistake. It's really important as that picture travels from book to book on the Romanovs with the description "Olga and Alexandra Nikolayevna".
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on December 04, 2009, 01:32:50 AM
Thanks for telling us the "truth", Alexandrina-Sofia. It's a pitty that this portrait don't show Olga and Alexandra, but I like it also  ;)

I've found two portraits of Alexandra but I don't know exactelly if it's really Alexandra. Hope that someone could help us to clear this.
Here are the two paintings:
(http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/b/3/17/742/17742199_Dzh.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_q66KYOPtPLk/SYhtsrEgCII/AAAAAAAAR5A/f-UetiRU9rM/s400/%D0%90%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B0%20%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B0%20%D0%B8%20%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B9%20%D0%BA%D0%BD%D1%8F%D0%B6%D0%BD%D1%8B%20%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B8%20%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BD%D1%8B.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on December 04, 2009, 01:34:57 AM

I've found two portraits of Alexandra but I don't know exactelly if it's really Alexandra. Hope that someone could help us to clear this.
Here are the two paintings:
http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/b/3/17/742/17742199_Dzh.jpg (http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/b/3/17/742/17742199_Dzh.jpg)


I had posted that 1st picture a long ago. They are future Alexander II and his sister Maria.

Please, do check the previous topics with Portraits before posting. Thanks.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Trianon on December 04, 2009, 01:38:12 AM
Please, do check the previous topics with Portraits before posting. Thanks.

I'm very sorry, but thanks for telling me that its not Alexandra. Should I take the painting away?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on December 04, 2009, 01:58:16 AM
Please, do check the previous topics with Portraits before posting. Thanks.

I'm very sorry, but thanks for telling me that its not Alexandra. Should I take the painting away?

You shouldn't : )
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 14, 2009, 10:38:17 PM
Can anyone tell me where Alexandra's family lived and when?  I think they spent summers at Gatchina Palace, but what about the other seasons?  Any information would be helpful; thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 16, 2009, 03:58:27 PM
I am sure they spent time in Peterhof during Summer.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 16, 2009, 06:32:06 PM
Thanks, Eric.  You wouldn't happen to know where they spent spring, autumn, and winter, would you?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 16, 2009, 09:26:08 PM
I know since Peterhof was built as a Summer Palace, where the fountains opened (a spectacular site to behold). The Winter Palace was built for Winter time. All the other Palaces were used by different dynasties during different times.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 16, 2009, 10:16:25 PM
Thanks again; much obliged. :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 17, 2009, 10:41:48 AM
You are welcome.

Did Alexandra get to stay in any of the palaces in Hesse? I know that the Schloss Fasenerie in Fulda have her things, but did she stayed there ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on December 18, 2009, 01:12:48 AM
You are welcome.

Did Alexandra get to stay in any of the palaces in Hesse? I know that the Schloss Fasenerie in Fulda have her things, but did she stayed there ?

Her things in that Schloss are the things from her dowry which got her widowed husband.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 18, 2009, 07:47:35 PM
But she never stayed at the Schloss right ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 18, 2009, 08:13:39 PM
I don't think so.  As far as I know, she was never well enough to leave Russia after her marriage.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on December 19, 2009, 01:03:38 AM
But she never stayed at the Schloss right ?

Right.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 19, 2009, 03:38:01 PM
Poor thing. I read somewhere that her health has never been good.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 19, 2009, 04:45:12 PM
Olga of Wurttemberg wrote in her memoirs that she and Alexandra were sick a lot when they were children; maybe that's what you're thinking of?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 22, 2009, 09:37:28 PM
Yes. She did look a bit delicate even in her portraits.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: newfan on December 22, 2009, 10:17:39 PM
Olga of Wurttemberg wrote in her memoirs that she and Alexandra were sick a lot when they were children; maybe that's what you're thinking of?
dru ...whats the name of the book?thank you
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 22, 2009, 10:56:18 PM
In English it's called The Golden Dream of My Youth.  If you read Russian, Violetta posted a link to it earlier in this thread. 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: newfan on December 23, 2009, 12:41:35 AM
in english ..i searched but nothing comes out under the title THE GOLDEN DREAM OF YOUTH ...thank you
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on December 23, 2009, 03:31:20 AM
in english ..i searched but nothing comes out under the title THE GOLDEN DREAM OF YOUTH ...thank you

Actually the title is "Dream of Youth". In Russian "Son Yunosti".
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: newfan on December 23, 2009, 11:12:50 AM
Svetabel
Thank you but still no luck
is this an old book?is there ISBN?
Thanks
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 23, 2009, 12:09:54 PM
newfan, try googling this:  http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html
If you don't read Russian, you can probably get a (very) rough translation using the Google or Babelfish translators.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: newfan on December 23, 2009, 02:36:02 PM
DRU
Thank you
the link is broken(I think because I am in USA)my russian is ok :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 23, 2009, 02:38:53 PM
You're welcome; I know the link is broken, but I just googled the URL and it came up fine :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 24, 2009, 11:25:36 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of Alexandra as a child? 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 27, 2009, 12:05:55 PM
Maybe a miniture I seen in London...
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 27, 2009, 01:03:44 PM
Really?  Do you remember what it looked like?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 27, 2009, 01:56:51 PM
I think I took a photo of it. It was in some auction in London...
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on January 07, 2010, 10:05:07 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of Alexandra as a child? 

Alexandra Nikolaevna by P. Sokolov

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/AlexandraNikolaevnabyPSokolov.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on January 07, 2010, 11:14:20 AM
Thank you, GDNastya!  Where do you find all these wonderful pictures?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 07, 2010, 11:41:30 AM
From a Russian book ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on January 08, 2010, 02:56:46 AM

From the book "Russian Portraits in Watercolour" by Maurice Baruch
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: katmaxoz on January 08, 2010, 08:55:55 AM
Grand Duchesses Olga & Alexandra Nikolaevna by Christina Robertson

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2mfgeme.jpg)

Alexandra Nikolaevna

(http://i49.tinypic.com/29db8qt.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/ih6u5v.jpg)

(http://i45.tinypic.com/e8a547.jpg)
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Post by: THERRY on January 08, 2010, 12:02:28 PM
Wonderful !!! But in the first painting posted by KATMAXOZ I remember GD. Maria near to  GD. Alexandra. Who is right ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on January 09, 2010, 01:40:40 AM
The original of the last portait posted by katmaxoz can be found in the Kadriog palace in Tallin (Estonia). There are also portaits of other daughtes of Nikolay I because the family often visited the palace. I posted their portraits in the appopriate threads concerning Nikolay I`s daughtes.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on January 10, 2010, 04:03:52 PM
Violetta, where do you get all your information?  I've been researching Grand Duchess Alexandra for quite some time, but info is hard to come by; do you have any sources you'd be willing to share?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on January 10, 2010, 04:20:57 PM
Violetta, where do you get all your information?  I've been researching Grand Duchess Alexandra for quite some time, but info is hard to come by; do you have any sources you'd be willing to share?  Thanks.

I visited kadriog palace in april 2009. i posted some pictures of the palace in the appropiate thread. if you go to OTHER PALACES, there is a special thread devoted to kadriog palace in tallinn.i also posted  some pictues of the palace.you will find other pictures there, too. it`s not a long thread. if you want, i`ll try to post more pictures, i`ll check what i have. as for info on alexandra nicolaevna, there isn`t a lot of info on her. memories of her sister olga might help you.if you read russian, i can give you the source.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on January 10, 2010, 04:33:17 PM
Violetta, where do you get all your information?  I've been researching Grand Duchess Alexandra for quite some time, but info is hard to come by; do you have any sources you'd be willing to share?  Thanks.

I visited kadriog palace in april 2009. i posted some pictures of the palace in the appropiate thread. if you go to OTHER PALACES, there is a special thread devoted to kadriog palace in tallinn.i also posted  some pictues of the palace.you will find other pictures there, too. it`s not a long thread. if you want, i`ll try to post more pictures, i`ll check what i have. as for info on alexandra nicolaevna, there isn`t a lot of info on her. memories of her sister olga might help you.if you read russian, i can give you the source.

there is also a thread o the 3 daughtes of nikolay 1:olga, maria and alexandra. you might find something interesting there

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=13987.30
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 10, 2010, 06:16:45 PM
Were there any books on the daughters of Nicholas I ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on January 10, 2010, 06:18:57 PM
I have yet to come across one; maybe you'll read my book about Alexandra when it's published  ;)  By the way, thank you, violetta!
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on January 11, 2010, 04:50:29 AM
Were there any books on the daughters of Nicholas I ?


I don't know any book, but in the book Alexandra, Empress of Russia by August Theodor von Grimm, there is a whole chapter about Alexandra Nikolaievna. It tells about her personality, her disposition, her relationship with her family and her husband and her death.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on January 11, 2010, 11:20:12 AM
Dru, do you speak and read russian?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on January 11, 2010, 12:49:28 PM
Dru, do you speak and read russian?


Hi there,
I'm not what you could call fluent, but I know enough Russian to get by.  Why do you ask? 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 11, 2010, 03:00:06 PM
Is the book in German or Russian ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on January 11, 2010, 06:59:23 PM
Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia was originally written in German, but was translated to English by a Lady Wallace.  You can read it at http://books.google.com.  Search for "August Theodor von Grimm."
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: violetta on January 12, 2010, 03:42:56 AM
Dru, do you speak and read russian?


Hi there,
I'm not what you could call fluent, but I know enough Russian to get by.  Why do you ask? 


i asked you about your russian because in the internet there are memories of alexaxandra`s sister, olga of wurtemberg. they are in russian so russian is obviously necessary
here is the link
http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 12, 2010, 11:33:21 AM
I did came across information of Olga in German and got some translated. She was more written about at least in German since she was Queen of Wurttemburg.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on January 12, 2010, 02:18:32 PM
Dru, do you speak and read russian?


Hi there,
I'm not what you could call fluent, but I know enough Russian to get by.  Why do you ask? 


i asked you about your russian because in the internet there are memories of alexaxandra`s sister, olga of wurtemberg. they are in russian so russian is obviously necessary
here is the link
http://www.dugward.ru/library/olga_nick.html

Thank you very much, violetta!
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on February 19, 2010, 06:51:36 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4371797930_09940307c9_b.jpg)

Not a new picture, but the quality is excellent.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on July 01, 2010, 11:40:41 PM
Alexandra's portrait. This is a copy from the one made by Christina Robertson. Now in Pavlovsk.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/550504.jpg)



Alexandra's husband, Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Cassel ("Fritz"), 1843

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/550503.jpg)



A marble bust of Adini

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/550517.jpg)




Alexandra's room in The Cottage. Here in the summer of 1843, she spent her happiest days, because of her meeting and subsequent betrothal to "Fritz". You can see his portrait on the table.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/550502.jpg)




Her room in Tsarkoe Selo, and again you can see portrait of Fritz on an easel. The inscription says: "My room in Tsarskoe Selo. 16 October".

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/550520.jpg)




The marble bench in Peterhof, constructed as a memorial to ALexandra. Unknown artist, 1845

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/550523.jpg)


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 02, 2010, 11:24:06 AM
Lovely portraits. Was the monument to Alexandra still there ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on July 02, 2010, 04:05:13 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4756005962_825100479d_b.jpg)

Hau's version of the Robertson portrait.

Yes, Eric, the monument shown above is still there.  The bust is based on a statue done by sculptor I.P. Vitali; it was destroyed during World War II.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Veronica on July 03, 2010, 05:16:53 PM
Alexandra's bust from the memorial, nowadays

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5385/alexandranikolaievnaf90.jpg)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5918/alexandranikolaievna85l.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on July 04, 2010, 09:51:45 PM
Poor girl. She shouldn't have died so young. She was very promising.  :(
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on October 08, 2010, 04:56:35 AM
A self-portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaievna. On the right side it says: "Adina. December 6, 1836

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/0_473ff_2deddd53_-1-XL.jpg)


Drawings of Alexandra Nikolaievna. I didn't know she was also a very talented artist!

Alexander I's room in Tsarskoe Selo. 1830
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/0_47afa_471ce925_-1-XL.jpg)

Another room in the palace. 1837
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/lunarmaiden10/0_47b1d_74934683_XL.jpg)

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 08, 2010, 06:33:55 AM
I like this one. It seems that all the Romanovs had some kind iof Artistic training

(http://i52.tinypic.com/30vkemv.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 08, 2010, 02:49:49 PM
Gem, wherever did you find the self-portrait?  Thank you so much for sharing it!  

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 09, 2010, 09:19:46 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/5066662776_4d0e0eda7e_b.jpg)

Religious image of Alexandra.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Veronica on October 13, 2010, 06:40:08 PM
I've seen those drawings in a russian livejournal.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on November 07, 2011, 11:00:06 AM
Alexandra Nikolaevna

(http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/46952/2289506180100740235S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2289506180100740235oEyoay)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on November 07, 2011, 12:16:44 PM
I love that picture of her.  It was originally done by Hau, but I've only seen a very small image of the colored version--her dress is white, and the flowers in her hair are blue.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on September 01, 2012, 03:09:28 PM
The memorial bench of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna in Peterhof

(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/49191/2233028940100740235S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2233028940100740235ZmMlQm)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on September 26, 2012, 09:08:18 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8028440948_352fd00c70.jpg)

Posthumous depiction of Alexandra as the Virgin Mary, by an unknown artist.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: gem_10 on September 27, 2012, 11:05:54 PM
It's lovely, Dru! And the child she's holding is her son William, right?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on September 30, 2012, 03:42:40 PM
It's lovely, Dru! And the child she's holding is her son William, right?

Yes, I would assume the child is her son, as an allegorical representation of Baby Jesus. 

What I like most about this painting is that she is looking straight at the viewer; it's the only one I've ever seen where her head isn't slightly turned.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on February 15, 2013, 03:51:49 PM
The memorial chapel of Alexandra Nikolaevna in Alexandrovsk Park.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/26_historic-summary-the-reign-of-nicholas-i-2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on May 04, 2013, 07:53:46 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8126/8708014575_7889bd85dc_b.jpg)

Alexandra Nikolaevna

and her grave in the Grand Ducal Crypt:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8550/8708036757_964e0366e9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on May 05, 2013, 04:19:48 PM
Where is that located ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on May 05, 2013, 06:57:57 PM
Where is that located ?

The Grand Ducal Crypt?  I believe it's not far from the Peter and Paul Fortress--Alexandra and other grand dukes and duchesses were reburied there in 1911.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on May 06, 2013, 06:32:38 PM
Thank You.  :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on June 11, 2013, 09:17:17 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9022317634_75f734fe9e_o.jpg)

Slightly different version of Christina Robertson's 1840 portrait of Alexandra.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 11, 2013, 10:35:09 PM
Where is this portrait ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on June 12, 2013, 03:39:46 PM
Where is this portrait ?

I don't know.  Maybe someone else does, though?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 12, 2013, 09:43:29 PM
In Russia ?
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on July 09, 2013, 05:49:02 PM
Where is this portrait ?

Peterhof.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on July 15, 2013, 03:23:58 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/9293279065_02f89483bf_o.jpg)

Alexandra Nikolaevna embroidering, ca. 1835.  If anyone knows for sure who the artist is, please let me know. 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 01, 2013, 07:26:14 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7419/11163077375_0874190e35_o.jpg)

I found this portrait as Alexandra Nikolaevna.  I'm not sure if it really is her (if it isn't, there is a definite resemblance), but if it is, I would love to know the name of the artist.  What do you guys think? 
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Olga Maria on December 01, 2013, 10:51:23 PM
You know too well how much thankful I am of your magnificent contributions to Alexandra's memory, Dru~!!
Still, many, many, many thanks for this divine portrait!
To me, it looks so much like her... new hairstyle that's why it leaves room for doubt that she isn't this lady.
However, it is really Alexandra to me. The whole face, most especially the eyes:  an unmistakable resemblance there ~
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Marie Valerie on December 06, 2013, 11:47:30 AM
(http://www.upload-your-life.com/files/hub6onizwnha5gkvbw3u.jpg)

Adini

Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on December 07, 2013, 11:59:26 AM
That portrait was done by artist Ivan Winberg, but I'm not sure on the year.  Maybe someone else knows, though.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on December 10, 2013, 11:13:36 PM
That portrait was done by artist Ivan Winberg, but I'm not sure on the year.  Maybe someone else knows, though.

1843.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on December 11, 2013, 09:20:50 AM
BTW, looking for the date, i found the description of this beautiful Miniature in Christies

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5261675
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on May 20, 2014, 07:24:11 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2897/14230417381_58d0282ced_o.jpg)

Alexandra Nikolaevna.  I posted this image awhile ago, but here it is larger and in much better quality.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on June 07, 2014, 02:47:47 PM
There is a beautiful video about Alexandra Nikolaevna

http://my.mail.ru/bk/petrov.28/video/4728/6258.html
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on June 07, 2014, 03:44:00 PM
There is a beautiful video about Alexandra Nikolaevna

http://my.mail.ru/bk/petrov.28/video/4728/6258.html

I have seen this!  It's fabulous!  My favorite scene is of Alexandra dancing with her husband-to-be :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on June 21, 2014, 01:31:46 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14388917333_d107f7626f_o.jpg)

Illustration from a German newspaper.  It is Nicholas I and Alexandra Feodorovna mourning their youngest daughter, Alexandra Nikolaevna, but the best part is, the portrait in the background is Adini in her wedding gown! :D
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on June 27, 2014, 02:59:49 PM
Illustration from a German newspaper.  It is Nicholas I and Alexandra Feodorovna mourning their youngest daughter, Alexandra Nikolaevna, but the best part is, the portrait in the background is Adini in her wedding gown! :D

Agree totally with you Dru, I've never seen any other portrait depicting her in her bridal dress!! Sadly it's a bit small for my liking :-( but I tried to enlarge it a bit more, I'm not totally satisfied with what I got but I expect it can be at least a bit useful. And thank you very much for sharing this jewel dear Dru!! :-D

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/DarlingCharlotte/AdiniWedding_zps0203af88.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinCharlotte/media/DarlingCharlotte/AdiniWedding_zps0203af88.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on June 27, 2014, 05:11:14 PM
You did a better job enlarging it than I could have done, Yelena.  If I'm ever lucky enough to find a better image, I will be sure to post it :)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on August 10, 2014, 02:30:37 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/3afeecfe0082c7f52364f64297973f69.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/GDNastya/media/3afeecfe0082c7f52364f64297973f69.jpg.html)

Marble statue of Alexandra Nikolaevna with dead son in her arms by Vitali
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on August 13, 2014, 04:15:36 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/14910036632_e1758c9b8a_o.jpg) 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14910025662_1aec804ac6_o.jpg)

Miniatures of Alexandra Nikolaevna and her husband, Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel.  From Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on September 17, 2014, 01:54:46 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15270272275_40f1de683b_o.jpg)

Variation of the Briullov portrait...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15267151461_75ac5df765_o.jpg)

... and here is a well-known portrait by Hau.  The quality is poor, but this is what it looks like in color.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on November 08, 2014, 01:51:08 PM
Miniatures of the Imperial family of Nicholas I

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/Q3NgJ9SVs_Y.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/GDNastya/media/Q3NgJ9SVs_Y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on January 27, 2015, 01:47:22 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/hcETw9MSSR8.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/GDNastya/media/hcETw9MSSR8.jpg.html)

Nicholas I on his deathbed with Alexandra as an angel by V. Hau
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Svetabel on January 29, 2015, 12:30:19 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/hcETw9MSSR8.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/GDNastya/media/hcETw9MSSR8.jpg.html)

Nicholas I on his deathbed with Alexandra as an angel by V. Hau

There are 2 Alexandras in the image. His daughter and his granddaughter (eldest daughter of Alexander II)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on March 28, 2015, 01:55:09 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/16770160210_701313ae14_o.jpg)

Miniature of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna.  From vk.com group ДОМ РОМАНОВЫХ.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on April 11, 2015, 05:21:52 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7726/16493780403_afa01b66c6_o.jpg)

Alexandra Nikolaevna by Vladimir Ivanovich Hau.  From vk.com group Русская портретная галерея.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on April 12, 2015, 01:36:26 PM

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/U5Oe1Dzvbgk.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/GDNastya/media/U5Oe1Dzvbgk.jpg.html)

Alexandra Nikolaevna by Ivan Winberg
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on August 22, 2015, 06:22:16 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/20611769439_fc7a1e1fb9_b.jpg)

Slightly different version of Alexandra Nikolaevna by Winberg.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on August 22, 2015, 06:23:17 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/733/20805547951_6534a1ba2f_o.jpg)

Alexandra Nikolaevna by Hau.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 04, 2015, 04:16:56 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5632/21703321272_996aaf0479_o.jpg)

Newspaper illustration of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 04, 2015, 04:40:05 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp181/Adini/wilhelm%20of%20hesse-kassel_zpsnbrnp7kf.jpg)

The coffin plate for Alexandra's son, Wilhelm.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on August 20, 2016, 08:59:37 PM
http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/149186818530 (http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/149186818530)

Statue of Alexandra by I.P. Vitali.
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: GDNastya on October 17, 2018, 04:50:23 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/AN.jpg) (http://s144.photobucket.com/user/GDNastya/media/AN.jpg.html)

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 19, 2018, 10:45:12 AM
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/AN.jpg

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna

That is actually U.M. Smirnovaya, painted by Karl Bryullov

https://gallerix.ru/album/Brullov/pic/glrx-419454956
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 20, 2018, 06:01:41 PM
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/AN.jpg

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna

That is actually U.M. Smirnovaya, painted by Karl Bryullov

https://gallerix.ru/album/Brullov/pic/glrx-419454956

According to this article, the portrait has been re-identified as Alexandra Nikolaevna.

https://artinvestment.ru/en/news/artnews/20180809_grm_briullov_exhibition.html (https://artinvestment.ru/en/news/artnews/20180809_grm_briullov_exhibition.html)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Ally Kumari on October 21, 2018, 05:16:24 AM
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/AN.jpg

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna

That is actually U.M. Smirnovaya, painted by Karl Bryullov

https://gallerix.ru/album/Brullov/pic/glrx-419454956

According to this article, the portrait has been re-identified as Alexandra Nikolaevna.

https://artinvestment.ru/en/news/artnews/20180809_grm_briullov_exhibition.html (https://artinvestment.ru/en/news/artnews/20180809_grm_briullov_exhibition.html)

Oooh! OK, that is good to know! :-)
Title: Re: Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolayevna
Post by: Dru on October 21, 2018, 06:10:33 PM
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r174/GDNastya/AN.jpg

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna

That is actually U.M. Smirnovaya, painted by Karl Bryullov

https://gallerix.ru/album/Brullov/pic/glrx-419454956

According to this article, the portrait has been re-identified as Alexandra Nikolaevna.

https://artinvestment.ru/en/news/artnews/20180809_grm_briullov_exhibition.html (https://artinvestment.ru/en/news/artnews/20180809_grm_briullov_exhibition.html)

Oooh! OK, that is good to know! :-)


Glad to be of help! :)  Here is another image of Alexandra Nikolaevna with her puppy:

http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/175750891525
 (http://adini-nikolaevna.tumblr.com/image/175750891525)