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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #645 on: May 04, 2012, 09:57:10 AM »
Read it through a book.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #646 on: May 04, 2012, 04:48:03 PM »
which book?? the Walz predates the Empress Elisabeth by at least 30 or so years. Vienna was know for it's large 'Walz halls' in the early 1800's. Seems odd she would be the first to dance the Walz.........BUT, I am not an expert, here to learn, so would really appreciate it you could let me know in what book I can find this.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #647 on: May 05, 2012, 07:46:38 AM »
I read she was the first to do so. Will do more digging in. It is the kind of information that come in nuggets without a back strong.  :)

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #648 on: May 05, 2012, 08:29:16 AM »
Hi,

I think it is very possible that Austrian Elisabeth was the first Empress to have waltzed...
Consider the empresses before her:  the 4 wives of Frances I and the one of Ferdinand...  Were they much seen in the Empire and known for their 'party modes'?????
Only one had children and possibly these waltzed, but not any of the empresses....  Consider their husbands - one was older and the other mentally deficient.

Elisabeth and Franz Joseph would have been the first young imperial couple in the empire in years;  and possibly the first to waltz!!

Just a thought!!

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #649 on: May 05, 2012, 12:30:10 PM »
I think so too. Sisi was known to dance with passion at these balls. So it is very possible that the chances are that book may be right.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #650 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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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #651 on: May 28, 2012, 06:25:47 PM »
Interesting link Alice!!! Well, I did a quick search with the name of the artist feeling very excited thinking that I was going to find something unusual,  and I found the next portrait, really nothing new, I already knew it... it fits with the description of being a portrait of the Empress in horseback, but I don't know if it is possible that the one you mentioned is a different one :-?
Expect to hear more about this!!!

Edit: in any case would be nice to see it in color, I've checked it on my files but I only have a b&w verssion too!! And is very nice that new more items related to Sissi can be discovered  :)
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #652 on: May 28, 2012, 06:27:02 PM »
Yes, that is the only one I came up with when I searched the name too! Its a very nice portrait of her!  :)

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #653 on: May 29, 2012, 07:11:05 PM »
By the way, about the portrait of Wilhelm Ritcher, I found a color verssion, but it is quite strange that in the first verssion, the horse looks dark and in the color verssion it looks white!!! :-?

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #654 on: May 29, 2012, 10:59:45 PM »
Like a cartoon...

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #655 on: June 01, 2012, 12:39:56 PM »
Two images -unmarked and a bit bigger- about the wedding of Sissi and Franz Joseph




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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #656 on: June 01, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »
Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. From Newspapers ?

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #657 on: June 01, 2012, 02:23:15 PM »
You're very welcome!!!  :) Well, I think that many of those prints come from newspapers (there are a few on that site that are indeed from old Austrian newspapers), in the case of the first illustration, was included the name of the artist who made it: Karl Eduard Kretzschmar and comes from the Illustrirte (?) Zeitung, sorry I don't know German  :-[
About the second, the site doesn't give more information about the artist or indicating if it was published in some newspaper, but I think that it is possible.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #658 on: June 01, 2012, 02:48:25 PM »
The popularity of the couple made gathering images more important.  :)

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #659 on: June 04, 2012, 03:42:25 PM »
Framed portrait of a very young Sissi


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