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« Reply #240 on: June 06, 2015, 02:42:16 AM »
^That's a lovely painting, such beautiful colours.

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« Reply #241 on: October 03, 2015, 10:01:47 AM »
Little Alix by her grandmother Queen Victoria, 1875





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« Reply #244 on: August 02, 2016, 03:41:49 PM »
Found this labeled as NII and Empress Alexandra at a reception at the French Embassy, 1899



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« Reply #245 on: August 02, 2016, 11:07:06 PM »
Found this labeled as NII and Empress Alexandra at a reception at the French Embassy, 1899



It's actually an illustration from the official coronation album, and shows Nicholas and Alexandra arriving at the Montebello Ball (1896). Getty got this wrong...:-)
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« Reply #246 on: November 10, 2016, 01:23:04 PM »
The Hesse family in 1877. Princess Alix handing the daisy chain to her mother.





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« Reply #247 on: March 04, 2017, 07:29:48 PM »
I couldn't decide where to put this, since it is both a painting and photo question, but here it goes:

Can anyone identify the photograph this miniature of Alexandra from the Fifteenth Anniversary Egg is based on?


Usually you can identify the series, if not the exact photo, that the miniaturist used. I'm having trouble with this one though--it looks to me like it is based on the 1898 photos taken by Karl Hahn, such as this one:



But in the photos where she appears alone, she is shown wearing a diadem and her earrings have changed. I also haven't been able to find one where she appears in profile. Has anyone seen a image from this series where she is shown like this? Or does anyone else know what other photo/s it might be based on? Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #250 on: December 27, 2018, 05:04:53 PM »
I saw this beautiful crayon portrait sketch of Alexandra Feodorovna by the German artist Kaulbach today in a very interesting exhibition at Bonn, Germany (Malerfürsten - Princes of Painting).



Seeing the real picture, I noticed the gentleness of the artist's touch (which is characteristic of his female portraits), and the way he emphasized her soft skin and facial expression. There's something proud and melancholy in her eyes, as though she was watching a person she loved. Beautiful portrait, and I'm glad I saw it.

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« Reply #251 on: December 28, 2018, 02:14:28 AM »
Indeed, very beautiful portrait. She has a beautiful look. I think the painter understood his model well. Mix of sweetness and seriousness. I really like.

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« Reply #252 on: December 28, 2018, 05:01:04 PM »
I agree.  It's a lovely portrait.
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« Reply #253 on: January 02, 2019, 10:23:07 PM »
I can certainly see why the Kaulbach portrait in the formal reception room of the Alexander Palace, with the sweetness and seriousness Page mentions in her post above, rather than stiffness and formality, was a favorite of Alexandra's.  I imagine she and her family would be amazed to see it hanging there to this day.

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« Reply #254 on: January 26, 2019, 04:13:27 PM »
I was surfing the net for another topic, and I came across this medallion in a Russian art auction.

I post the photograph and the link for the legend.



http://www.leclere-mdv.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=9462813&np=1&lng=fr&npp=10000&ordre=&aff=&r=&sold=