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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2006, 02:24:47 PM »
I think it's Christians eldest brother, Duke Carl of Glücksburg.

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2006, 07:27:53 AM »
I was doing to myself  ::) an report about Alix and Minnie. I know that Dagmar received this name for a beautiful and good-hearted queen who lived in the Middle Age. But I became curious about Alexandra...

Could it be that the parents choose the name remembering a sister-in-law of Louise, grand duchess Alexandra Nicolaevna? If I´m not wrong, Alexandra Nicolaevna married landgrave Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel in january 1844, but the young wife aged nineteen died the same year giving birth to a first son that did not survive the mother.

Am I right?

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2006, 02:07:05 PM »
Yes, Alexandra was named after Grand Duchess Alexandra Nicholaievna.

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2006, 02:29:12 PM »
Thanks, Kmerov! You always have a good answer to any question!

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2006, 05:02:17 PM »
The Empress Alexandra, mother of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nichaelevna was asked to be godmother to Alexandra.  In fact all her names relate to her godmothers.

Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julie

Godpaents:
H.M. The King of Denmark
H.M. The Queen of Denmark (Caroline)
H.I.M. The Empress of Russia (Alexandra)
H.M. Queen Marie, The Dowager Queen of Denmark
H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Denmark
H.R.H. the Crown Princess of Denmark (Caroline)
H.R.H. Prince Fredinand of Denmark
H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Denmark
H.R.H. Princess Julianne, Landgravine of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
H.R.H. Princess Louise Charlotte, Landgravine of Hesse-Cassel
H.H. Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel
H.H. Prince Frederick of Hesse-Cassel
H.R.H. the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Marie)
H.H. the Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg (Louise Caroline)
H.H. Princess Julie of Hesse
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2006, 06:03:34 PM »
Ooooooooohhhh, thanks a lot, Kevin From Australia!! I really apreciate the info that you provides...

And to all the people who was confused about Alix of Denmark/Alix of Hesse...nothing to sorry! It was a funny thing, I smiled and laughed when I found the answers to my question, but the most valuable thing here in the forum it´s that there are always a lot of people trying to make every thread a real pleasure!

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2006, 04:33:35 PM »
I thought I should start a new thread since the old one is rather big, and some may have trouble loading huge threads.

One of the last pictures of Christian IX and his children together.

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2006, 05:29:07 PM »
CIX and Louise with all of their children.

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2006, 09:44:58 AM »

Alix, Freddy, Villy, Thyra, Minny and Lovisa


The family around 1870
Standing: Wilhelm of Glücksburg, Alix, Christian IX, Minny, Bertie, Prince Hans and Freddy
Middle: Queen Louise and Lovisa
Sitting: Thyra and Valdemar (to the right)
The four small children are the first english and russian grandchildren.


Summer 1880
From left: Valdemar, Freddy, Lovisa, Minny, Alexander, Queen Louise sitting with her dog, Olga, Villy, Alix and Christian IX


Christian IX and four generations of women; Alix, Louise and Queen Louise holding the first greatgrandchild, Lady Alexandra Duff
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2006, 09:51:21 AM »

Lauritz Tuxen's famous portrait of the family
Of Alix: "I was raised in an age of beautiful women, and the two most beautiful was the Empress Elisabeth of Austria and my own mother"  George V

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2006, 05:35:01 PM »
A picture of a Rumpenheim gathering. It's a bit blurry, but I can see Alix and Landgraf Wilhelm.

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2006, 10:41:43 PM »
You can see Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (later Duchess of Teck and mother of Queen Mary) in the dark dress to the right of the photo, under the window. Her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, was born a princess of Hesse-Cassel--like Queen Louise of Denmark--and was frequently at the family gatherings at Rumpenheim.
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2006, 04:53:54 PM »
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seen thos painting in denmark !  ;)

I've seen in Pavlovsk, Russia.

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2006, 08:13:42 PM »
Dagmar's copy no doubt...I guess Alix did have one too.  :-?

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2006, 10:15:47 PM »
Alexandra had a smaller-scale version painted as well as a segment of her, Bertie and Eddy (exactly as they are in the full version). It seems that most of the children and Louise & Christian had their sections done as separate pictures as well as the group. L&C's section is at Frederiksborg, I believe, as are many of the other small group portraits.

Tuxen did the preliminary sketches when the group was gathered in Denmark for Queen Louise's birthday as well as the background and composition. There's a copy of a preliminary portrait--minus Nicholas and the future Christian X--from the background and Alexandra of Greece isn't next to Queen Olga. The figure of Misha is also slightly different. Misha is actually different in all 3 incarnations--the sketch, Queen Alexandra's copy and the finished picture. There were some additional changes to QA's version and the dog beside the Tsar is omitted and more of the ceiling (of the Garden Room) was shown. Her version was at Marlborough House, then Buckingham Palace and then returned to Marlborough House when she was widowed.

Some of the photos that were published--and some are on this site--were taken to use in the portrait. The photos of Louise & Christian in the portrait are almost identical to the photos. Tuxen also travelled back to Denmark when the Greek royals were visiting and to Russia where AIII sat for him (and where one of his aides put on his uniform and took his place for some time). The segment he did here of MF, AIII and Misha was done at Gatchina in 1884. He also went to Gmunden in the fall to do the Cumberlands and then onto England to do the Waleses.

QV was impressed enough to ask Tuxen to do Beatrice's wedding (which he declined) and then later her own family gathering.
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