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Orbeliani Family
« on: January 03, 2008, 07:41:56 PM »
I have recollections of a Mary Orbeliani, Princess Mary (Bulatovich) Orbeliani, b: Russia 1873, who eventually made her way to western Canada where she lived to around 100. As far as I know she had one son, Andre, of whom I know very little, except that he donated his personal collection of paintings to a municipal art gallery just recently. Mary was an accomplished watercolourist whose paintings live on in her memory.
Mary appears to have married one Prince Alexis Orbeliani (anecdotal info), and her brother appears to be the renowned Alexander Bulatovich, miliary officer, Ethiopian explorer, writer, priest and political prisoner. Alexander is the subject of an historical novel "The Name of Hero" written by Richard Seltzer based (partially?) on interviews by the author with Mary Orbeliani.
Many posts reference Sonia Orbeliani, dear friend of Alexandra and only a few years younger than Mary, which leads me to wonder what the familial connection might be. Her husband's cousin? Sister in law? Does anyone have the details? Does anyone know more about the Bulatovich family, or can point me in the right direction? I'm seeking information on Mary's early life.
By the way, when I get a decent photo of Mary's watercolour (signed, dated 1962 when she was 89), I'll post it for you to see.

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Re: Orbeliani Family
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 06:25:05 AM »
I have recollections of a Mary Orbeliani, Princess Mary (Bulatovich) Orbeliani, b: Russia 1873, who eventually made her way to western Canada where she lived to around 100. As far as I know she had one son, Andre, of whom I know very little, except that he donated his personal collection of paintings to a municipal art gallery just recently. Mary was an accomplished watercolourist whose paintings live on in her memory.
Mary appears to have married one Prince Alexis Orbeliani (anecdotal info), and her brother appears to be the renowned Alexander Bulatovich, miliary officer, Ethiopian explorer, writer, priest and political prisoner. Alexander is the subject of an historical novel "The Name of Hero" written by Richard Seltzer based (partially?) on interviews by the author with Mary Orbeliani.
Many posts reference Sonia Orbeliani, dear friend of Alexandra and only a few years younger than Mary, which leads me to wonder what the familial connection might be. Her husband's cousin? Sister in law? Does anyone have the details? Does anyone know more about the Bulatovich family, or can point me in the right direction? I'm seeking information on Mary's early life.
By the way, when I get a decent photo of Mary's watercolour (signed, dated 1962 when she was 89), I'll post it for you to see.

If we speak about Maria Ksaverievna Bulatovitch (b.1873) when she really was a sister of famous writer, officer and explorer Alexander Bulatovitch (born 1870- died/killed 1919 ). They were children of a general-major Ksaveriy Vikent'evitch Bulatovitch, and their father died about 1873 so his young wife Eugenia Andreevna was left with 3 little children. They all lived in the Ukraine at the family estate and only in 1884 moved to Saint-Petersbourg.The little girls (Maria and her sister) were comfortably fixed to the Smolny institute but Maria's sister soon died.

Seems Prince Andrei Alekseevitch Orbeliani (Maria's son) has died recently at age almost 100 in Canada.

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Re: Orbeliani Family
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 04:15:43 PM »
I have recollections of a Mary Orbeliani, Princess Mary (Bulatovich) Orbeliani, b: Russia 1873, who eventually made her way to western Canada where she lived to around 100. As far as I know she had one son, Andre, of whom I know very little, except that he donated his personal collection of paintings to a municipal art gallery just recently. Mary was an accomplished watercolourist whose paintings live on in her memory.
Mary appears to have married one Prince Alexis Orbeliani (anecdotal info), and her brother appears to be the renowned Alexander Bulatovich, miliary officer, Ethiopian explorer, writer, priest and political prisoner. Alexander is the subject of an historical novel "The Name of Hero" written by Richard Seltzer based (partially?) on interviews by the author with Mary Orbeliani.
Many posts reference Sonia Orbeliani, dear friend of Alexandra and only a few years younger than Mary, which leads me to wonder what the familial connection might be. Her husband's cousin? Sister in law? Does anyone have the details? Does anyone know more about the Bulatovich family, or can point me in the right direction? I'm seeking information on Mary's early life.
By the way, when I get a decent photo of Mary's watercolour (signed, dated 1962 when she was 89), I'll post it for you to see.

If we speak about Maria Ksaverievna Bulatovitch (b.1873) when she really was a sister of famous writer, officer and explorer Alexander Bulatovitch (born 1870- died/killed 1919 ). They were children of a general-major Ksaveriy Vikent'evitch Bulatovitch, and their father died about 1873 so his young wife Eugenia Andreevna was left with 3 little children. They all lived in the Ukraine at the family estate and only in 1884 moved to Saint-Petersbourg.The little girls (Maria and her sister) were comfortably fixed to the Smolny institute but Maria's sister soon died.

Seems Prince Andrei Alekseevitch Orbeliani (Maria's son) has died recently at age almost 100 in Canada.

Here is a portrait of Maria Orbeliani:

https://www.facebook.com/muzejgrada.pakraca/photos/pcb.3505483006133586/3505455036136383/

If you want to read more, go to this museum page and in post from 15th of April you will see some of her works and short story about her life:

https://www.facebook.com/muzejgrada.pakraca/



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