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The Wittlesbachs / Re: Help with Photo ID and/or Caption
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:45:51 AM »
Hello,
does anybody know who the photographed girl beside Duke Maximilian/Max in Bavaria (father of empress Elizabeth of Austria) is ?

Greetings Alice



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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« on: June 08, 2012, 10:37:38 AM »


I found this portrait of the empress in a russian forum. I have never seen it before. Who knows where it is today ? Perhaps in Prague? Who is the artist that painted it? Has someone a better picture of it?

Greetings

Alice

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« on: May 27, 2012, 12:16:44 PM »
Oil Painting Empress of Austria on horseback Meath Ireland Wilhelm Richter "Domino"
 
I read in the newspaper archive of Irishtimes.com (Sat, Jan 28,2012) that an important painting of Empress Elisabeth of Austria - on horseback in Ireland - has been found behind a wardrobe in kennels in Co Meath and that this painting is now in possession of the RDS in Ballsbridge. The oil painting is called Domino and painted by Wilhelm Richter. Have you also heard of it ? Do you have any further information or a photograph of this painting?

Greetings Alice

This is the link:
 
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0128/1224310861708.html

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:56:26 AM »


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I found this picture in an hungarian forum. It was new for me. I would like to know more about it....Has someone further information about it or a bigger and better version of it and can post it ?

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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part III
« on: May 06, 2009, 04:39:20 AM »


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Hello Veronica !
Nice picture ! Where did you find it ? Is it out of a book ?

Greetings Alice

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Italian Royal Families / Re: King Francesco II of Two-Sicilies
« on: March 25, 2009, 12:08:19 PM »
Does anyone have more information about the movie 'O re ? I would hardly like to buy it on DVD. Can someone help me ?

Greetings Alice


Director: Luigi Magni
Actors:         Giancarlo Giannini    ...    Francesco II di Borbone
               Ornella Muti   ...      Maria Sofia

Plot summary for
'O re (1989)

One of the key factors in Italian unification was the overthrow in 1860 of Francesco, the King of Naples and the two Sicilies, who went into elegant but impoverished exile in Rome with his queen Maria Sofia. This serio-comic drama follows the deposed king and his queen as they adapt to their new lives. The former king has recognized the political finality of his deposition, but his queen has taken to traveling in men's clothing all over Italy trying to foment an uprising to restore them to the throne. Not only that, but she is frantic to have a baby and heir, but the king has become celibate as a kind of homage to his beloved mother. He is spending all his time lobbying the Vatican to get her declared a saint.

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Russian Noble Families / Re: Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov
« on: June 10, 2007, 02:32:34 PM »
Hello !
This is a real photograph of Madame Varvara Rimsky-Korsakov (1833-78). It is from the exhibition catalogue "La Comtesse de Castiglione" musee d'Orsay Paris 1999. Winterhalter prepared it and took it as a sketch for a portrait he painted in 1858.

Does anyone know if there exist books about her life ?

Greetings
Alice


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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part I
« on: October 15, 2006, 12:43:10 PM »
In 1877 the Empress Elizabeth of Austria visited England to go hunting. She stayed at Cottesbrooke House and chose Earl Spencer as Master of Hunt. When she left England she presented Earl Spencer a large picture of herself on a horse called "Merry Andrew". This picture was later hanging in the Billard room at Althorp House. Does someone of you have a picture of this painting and can post it ?

The empress also liked the portrait of Lady Henrietta Langham, the wife of Sir William Langham 8th hanging in the hall at Cottesbrooke and ordered a copy of it. Does someone of you have a picture of this painting and can post it ?

Who knows more details ?
Greetings Alice



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The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part I
« on: September 20, 2006, 03:59:16 AM »
In 1877 the Empress Elizabeth of Austria visited England to go hunting. She stayed at Cottesbrooke House and chose Earl Spencer as Master of Hunt. When she left England she presented Earl Spencer a large picture of herself on a horse called "Merry Andrew". This picture was later hanging in Althorp House. Does someone of you have a picture of this painting  and can post it ?

The empress also liked the portrait of Lady Henrietta Langham, the wife of Sir William Langham 8th hanging in the hall at Cottesbrooke and ordered a copy of it. Does someone of you have a picture of this painting and can post it ?

Who knows more details ?
Greetings Alice


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OK, so one of the graves is still there. Thanks for the info. I'll search it next time when I visit Gödöllö. (I've still managed to find the photo of the tombstones posted before. It was made by Mór Erdélyi in the early 1890s).

If you go on the homepage of the castle Gödöllö www.kiralyikastely.hu  and klick on  Palace History - Palace Park you can read: “Her two beloved dogs were buried here, the marble plate commemorating one of them is still there.”
Alice

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Wow, thanks a lot  for the pictures Alice of Hesse. So interesting the graves are still there.Did you visit the graves and took the pictures yourself? I will see the graves too when I will be there.

Paola

I was there on holidays a few years ago. Today there is only the tombstone of Shadow. The picture  I posted was from a book about Gödöllö - I bought it in the museumshop. It is an old photography in black and white.

Alice

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I once read Empress Elisabeth buried her favorite dog Shadow in the park of Godollo. I wonder if the grave is still there?

Yes, the grave is still there. Sisi buried in Gödöllö two dogs. Here is a picture of the tombstones of Shadow and Plato, the queen's favorite dogs, in the front garden.


Is that sure, that the graves are still there? I've NEVER EVER heard of it before.

You can see today only the tombstone of Shadow. I was in Gödöllö some years ago and saw it.

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I once read Empress Elisabeth buried her favorite dog Shadow in the park of Godollo. I wonder if the grave is still there?

Yes, the grave is still there. Sisi buried in Gödöllö two dogs. Here is a picture of the tombstones of Shadow and Plato, the queen's favorite dogs, in the front garden.


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I am searching this picture of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sisi) with her dog Shadow. I only have it in bad quality and only a part of it. Does anybody of you have it or knows in which book it is ? Can anybody post it ? I would be so happy to find it.


The National Photo Archive of the Hungarian National Museum has it, and it was published in 2004, in a volume about the history of colour(ed) photography in Hungary. I'll try to scan it for you.

Please try to scan it for me. I would be so happy.... Can you please tell me more details about that book (History of colour(ed) photography in Hungary). Is it still possible to buy it and where ?
Thanks.

Greetings
Alice of Hesse

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The Habsburgs / Help with Photo Identification, Question or Caption
« on: May 09, 2006, 12:43:54 PM »
I am searching this picture of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sisi) with her dog Shadow. I only have it in bad quality and only a part of it. Does anybody of you have it or knows in which book it is ? Can anybody post it ? I would be so happy to find it.



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