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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #165 on: December 13, 2012, 01:33:52 AM »
You mean the husband owns the portrait or the pink court dress ? I think I remember somewhere that Serge liked to see Ella in emeralds.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #166 on: December 13, 2012, 06:49:42 AM »
Her husband had a portrait where she was pictured in a pink court dress.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #167 on: December 14, 2012, 09:05:53 AM »
Does the portrait survives ? They have surviving court dresses of the Dowager Empress, Empress and Grand Duchess Xenia in display before. I wonder if Ella's dresses survive ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #168 on: December 17, 2012, 06:43:51 AM »
Is this the portrait in the pink court-dress?


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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #169 on: December 17, 2012, 06:58:11 AM »
Is this the portrait in the pink court-dress?



No. That's not a court dress.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #170 on: December 17, 2012, 06:43:47 PM »
Yes. That is not a court dress. But she was wearing the diamond link necklace as in other photos.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #171 on: April 17, 2013, 06:51:46 AM »
Found a new portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth. It's from the collection of Michael Romanoff Ilyinsky, the grandson of Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich. He gave this portrait and some personal collection of the grand duke to the Tsarskoe Selo Museum Reserve. http://eng.tzar.ru/info/info-events/title/?id=3175

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #172 on: April 17, 2013, 09:42:26 AM »
Ella's gown looks more like from the time of War & Peace. Maybe her as Natasha ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #173 on: April 17, 2013, 10:14:58 PM »
It does look as if she's wearing that costume, or at least the artist's interpretation:



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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #174 on: April 17, 2013, 10:22:02 PM »
Maybe. The clothes in the portrait looks more like First Empire (Empress Josephine & Pauline Bonaparte). Even the furniture fits the period if you look closely.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #175 on: April 18, 2013, 04:51:16 PM »
Maybe Tatiana in Eugene Onegin ? Didnīt they have a fancy-dress ball at Ilinskoye once, with Eugene Onegin-theme ?

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #176 on: April 19, 2013, 12:44:24 AM »
I think it could stem from a fancy dress ball look and got painted. How Dimitri got the painting out of Russia is another story...It confirms that Dimitri did adored his Aunt Ella, unlike his sister Mare Paulovna the younger.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #177 on: April 19, 2013, 06:59:32 AM »
It does look as if she's wearing that costume, or at least the artist's interpretation:




That's January 1894 year, ball-party at the Werigins (friends of the Grand Ducal pair). Grand Duke Sergei mentioned that ball and his wife's dress in his letter to his brother Pavel.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #178 on: April 19, 2013, 12:03:45 PM »
Yes that dress did not match the one in the painting...

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #179 on: April 19, 2013, 07:09:57 PM »
Well, Eric, maybe the artist added details to the portrait and was inspired in that image. Artist adding extra details to portraits inspired in certain images are not rare. Take for example this image of Alexandra Iosifovna and kids

Portrait with lots of extra details

http://25.media.tumblr.com/2c2c6f679061edc15cca7dffc3b9f7e6/tumblr_mlib1rJ3Pt1qzjmo0o1_500.jpg

And the original image

http://moimir.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/0_86bb7_e992b8ee_XXXL.jpg

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