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Maria Alexandrovna.

Thank you for posting a larger version of that Hau portrait, GDNastya :)

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From livejournal, 1855, AII and his wife



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I have to say in the actual photos of the Empress, she looks very forbidding.  I know that they told people not to smile due to exposure time or something like that, I have a picture of my great, great, great grandparents and they are not smiling either.  But wow what a difference between a painting and a actual picture.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #379 on: December 09, 2013, 12:58:01 PM »
Found these two in a pair of Russian sites:

Empress MA



In reply #305, Carolath posted another photo of the same photosession.



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Found that gown at this site labeled as Empress Maria Alexandrovna's. Seems like some kind of night gown.


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Found that gown at this site labeled as Empress Maria Alexandrovna's. Seems like some kind of night gown.

White muslin day dresses were very common and were worn over petticoats/crinolines which created a bell shape for the skirt.  They were usually worn over plain white or pastel-shaded under-dresses which could be more easily cleaned or exchanged.  This could be a peignoir (too fancy for a night gown) or it could be a rather poorly-displayed day dress.  The mantle looks like summer-weight which would go with the dress.

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Just found this photo (on the website marked on the top)



It has Maria ALexandrovna, Alexander II., the lady in white is labeled as Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. The little kid description lists him as Nixa. Any idea who are the other people?

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Those are Alexander II and his family with the members of their and children's suite. In front row MA and A II with son Sergei and daughter Maria, the young woman at the very right is Prss Alexandra Dolgorukaya (one of the A II's mistresses) (a distant relative of future AII's second wife). Behind A II is his friend Count Alexander Adlerberg.

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From the Royal Collection >>credits for it<<

Empress Maria Alexandrovna in coronation robes:


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This is listed as Empress Maria Alexandrovna but I'm not sure if it really is


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At Heligenberg in 1864:
(from the left) Julie, Princess of Battenberg; Elisabeth of Prussia, Princess Carl of Hesse; Prince Carl of Hesse; Prince Wilhelm of Hesse; Empress Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, Prince Louis of Hesse, Prince Gustav Vasa (Sweden), Princess Alice of Hesse and Prince Alexander of Hesse.

[from HESSE-DARMSTADT - A Family Album]

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #387 on: August 09, 2014, 03:21:55 AM »
A monument of the Empress at Mariehamn, Finland









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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #389 on: December 06, 2014, 03:29:04 AM »