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Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alenšon Part II
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2016, 08:14:59 AM »
I know that it doesn't look at the first glance like Sophie,but there was one portrait labeled as Sophie very similar to this,but only bust length which I can't find now :(

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/437904763747260809/

The lady was painted by Winterhalter so,could it be her?

The bust length portrait which found it's way to some auction was a bit more "softly looking."

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Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alenšon Part II
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2016, 03:11:57 PM »
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The bust length portrait which found it's way to some auction was a bit more "softly looking."

This... right?



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I know that it doesn't look at the first glance like Sophie,but there was one portrait labeled as Sophie very similar to this,but only bust length which I can't find now Sad

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/437904763747260809/

The lady was painted by Winterhalter so,could it be her?

I looked through all the gallery, I think that you are referring to this portrait... right? >>Credits on the image<<




What I see is that it is actually the same portrait (same pose, same hair, same dress and same jewels) but the face changes a lot, the face of the lady in the bust length portrait not only looks softer but IMO the lady looks slightly younger on this than in the larger version. I tried to look for the identity of the lady portrayed but only found it labeled (as well as in pinterest) as a "Portrait of a lady in a white ball gown".
Honestly, I am not much convinced that this is actually a portrait of Sophie, but I could be wrong. I mean, even in the bust lenght portrait, the lady portrayed doesn't look so much like Sophie. In the second version, the woman is totally different to Sophie. Winterhalter did a good job with the portraits of her sisters, Sissi and Marie Sophie, they really had a resemblance, so this makes me to doubt that this is actually Sophie! As I previously said, the woman in the second portrait doesn't bear any resemblance to Sophie and I even dare to say that looks a bit older.

Any other opinion?
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Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alenšon Part II
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2016, 02:26:01 AM »
Yes,that is the portrait...It was sold several times in the various auctions always as Sophie Charlotte in Bayern.

I found this other portrait just by coincidence and thought that it might be modified version of the same portrait.

The woman doesn't look very much like older Sophie,but when a bit younger plus "painters vision" nobody knows.
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Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alenšon Part II
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2016, 05:09:59 PM »
IMHO the portrayed lady looks more like a young Alexandra of Wales than Sophie Charlotte.

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Re: Sophie, Duchess d'Alenšon Part II
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2016, 02:40:43 AM »
Couldn't agree more...