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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2006, 09:11:03 AM »
However the images of Thyra holding her child and the girls on the sofa was based on a photo (I know I got a copy of the photo). ;)

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2006, 11:01:25 AM »

My parents bought use a scanner, so I can send pictures from my books.
 
Here is a family picture taken at Queen Louisa's seventy birhtday.
She stands at the top (right) between her two sons at the right Haakon and at the left of her Christian.
Next to Christian ''Minnie'' how is partly fissible behind Aage if Im right.
Olga stands in the front and her sister Xenia stands right behind her at her left with a smile on her face.
Olav and Martha are standing behind her and Olavs tells in his memoires about Martha '' It wasnt the first time I met Martha, but this time it was the frst time I was aware I could fol in love with her''  

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2006, 01:45:26 AM »
On Alix's version of the family painting, a dog was added at Bertie's feet and the Duke of Cumberland was also added. Alix wanted the whole family. Actually, Bertie did'nt pose for the picture at all. He send Tuxen some photographs and his uniform. He had grown to big for his uniform, and thus was painted a little smaller around the belly than he really was ;)
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2006, 04:27:55 PM »
There were many photos taken that correspond to the painting--Queen Louise and King Christian's pose it identical to a photo. However, Tuxen did paint the Cumberlands at Gmunden and Thyra posed with her 3 children, the youngest in her arms. The picture may have been taken then. The sittings he got were of fairly short duration and he used them to try to capture the personalities and to set up the composition.

The little Pomeranian added to Alex's picture had his own sketch done at it was hung at Sandringham and then Windsor.

When he went to England, he first went to Sandringham where only Alexandra and the girls were in residence. He later got a sitting at Marlborough House. It sounds like he got Bertie to sit at least once in addition to the photos.

Alll in all, he started in 1882 (the year of the gathering) and the final version of the portrait wasn't finished until Feb 1886.

Tuxen wrote about the sittings in his autobiography En Malers Arbejde, published in 1928.
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2006, 07:25:28 PM »
Too bad it is in Danish only...Like Dagmar's diary... :(

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2006, 11:05:57 PM »
Yes, but there are articles and books about his paintings (and royal portraits in general) which use it as a reference.
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2006, 01:33:35 AM »
Indeed ! I got a nice book on Tuxen and his painting though only in Danish. However the pics makes it worthwhile.  ;)

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2006, 05:00:50 PM »
Tuxen did some great portraits! The one mentioned hangs at Christiansborg Palace and is quite big.
And Gdella, thank you for pointing out Mary Cambridge in the Rumpenheim picture. I thought that it did look like her. I wish I could ID all the people, since I havn't seen that many Rumpenheim pictures. :)

A family gathering from about 1885. I have posted the picture before, but in this one you can see that Princess Marie is standing next to her parents.


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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2006, 05:21:02 PM »
You are welcome. :)
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2006, 09:55:18 AM »
In the last picture, is that Olga Alexandrovna in the front?

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2006, 11:21:03 AM »
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In the last picture, is that Olga Alexandrovna in the front?

Yes that is little Olga A. in front.

It is a wonderful rare group shot.
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2006, 11:26:12 AM »
Who was the girl hiding behind Queen Louise ?  :P

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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2006, 02:04:55 PM »
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Who was the girl hiding behind Queen Louise ?  :P

It is Lille Louise, Fred and Louise's eldest daughter.
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2006, 03:48:23 PM »


It was almost impossible to gather everyone--Alix and MF were the most devoted. Even the Crown Prince, who lived in Denmark, was sometimes not there due to the treatment of Louise.

Ernst Cumberland hardly ever went, Bertie probably even less. AIII was the in-law there the most it seems. CPss Louise was uncomfortable and seemed to trail off going.

George and Eddy were often at sea, GV especially once Eddy returned to go to university. GD George's illnesses would catch up with him.

As the generations aged, two of the most prominent descendents, NII and GV, didn't seem to go much--NII went to some occasions, like Queen Louise's funeral, but without Alix. May was there once or twice but GV wasn't ever as dedicated to going, probably because he hadn't gone much as a boy and young man. Queen Sophie of Greece went, but I don't think I've ever seen pictures of those gatherings. Plus, the former Crown Princess Louise, once she became Queen, didn't have much desire to gather everyone together. Sad, really.  :(
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Re: Pictures of Christian IX and family, Part II
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2006, 09:22:32 PM »
Indeed ! They did outgrew these gatherings unlike Alix and Minnie who tried to keep it up as long as possible. At the end, these fun journeys became boring ones... :(