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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2010, 12:24:18 AM »
Can someone decipher what's writen in this letter?

I find this labeled as Dagmar's letter but to whom...not mentioned.
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2010, 01:47:07 AM »
Can someone decipher what's writen in this letter?




The text is half-Russian, half-French.

The Russian is:

"My sweet dear Nicky! Hope you'll be glad with this painting as if it's your old friend..."


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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2010, 11:52:07 AM »
Did Minny painted the lady on the letter ? She is quite good.  ;)

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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2010, 02:37:16 PM »
Well, Marie Feodorovna was a good painter, there are some paintings made by her that are very good.
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2010, 03:28:11 PM »
You can check two paintings made by Marie Feodorovna on the reply number 57 of the thread of MF's portraits and paintings...
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2010, 02:18:22 PM »
About the brooch of reply #8, I found it in other place and the caption that it had was the next:
Brooch in the form of royal crown with the portraits of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna, born Princess of Denmark Dagmar. Gift of Queen Louise, the wife of Frederick VIII on the occasion of the coronation of Alexander III. 1883. Company Bolin family. Gold, silver, diamonds
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2010, 03:57:58 PM »
I think the Bolin company is in Sweden !

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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2010, 08:55:32 PM »
They are but they were in Russia at their peak:

"Wilhelm Bolin, like his father, kept his Swedish citizenship. In 1904 he purchased a property in the south of Sweden which he visited each summer together with his family. Showing foresight, he opened a branch office in Bad Homburg in Germany in 1912 - a spa visited by the Tsar and his family. At the outbreak of World War I a great deal of stock remained in Germany. Taking advantage of his Swedish nationality, Wilhelm Bolin, whose Russian belongings and assets were confiscated by the Bolsheviks, transferred his German stock to Stockholm and opened a shop there in 1916. The firm exists today as Jewelers and Silversmiths to HM King Carl XVI Gustav.

It is deeply regrettable that none of the archives of the Bolin firm have, as yet, been found. A number of invoices from Bolin to the Imperial Court have been discovered in the Imperial Archives in St. Petersburg. There are certainly many more and research has been initiated to locate both them and Bolin's own records."
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2010, 11:06:27 PM »
Hi,

And Queen Louise was a Swedish princess, so she would certainly like to honour her former countryman's business...
I find it very nice to think that Louise would send a kind gift to Dagmar.  We always hear that the Danish family didn't always react warmly to Louise, but here we have a lovely gesture between the two....

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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2010, 10:00:48 AM »
I think Bolin would also had create something for Marie Paulovna the younger, a Russian Grand Duchess who married into Sweden. It is shrewd that Bolin kept his Swedish nationality, otherwise his firm would suffer the same fate as Faberage.

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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2010, 02:11:36 PM »
Interesting information about Bolin, certainly I didn't know anything about that.
About the other drawings (the tree and the other) I think she did also them, I think that Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna inherited of her the talent of being a good drawer... her watercolors are lovely
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2010, 02:33:58 PM »
Yes. Olga seemed to be only one to have that talent.

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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2010, 03:14:11 PM »
Found those as Marie's... ? ? ? ?
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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2010, 04:09:27 PM »
To be worn in the opera...Very glam indeed !

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Re: Empress Marie Feodorovna - discussion and pictures, Part III
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2010, 02:43:38 PM »
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