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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #150 on: January 09, 2015, 04:19:00 AM »


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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2015, 08:13:17 AM »
The last one is great, it is so 'live'. :-)
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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #153 on: January 15, 2015, 09:26:24 AM »
It looks to me like a recent picture, as I rather doubt that a 1914-18 portrait painter would show a monarch smoking.

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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #154 on: January 15, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
Yes, indeed, Ann. In other words , painted from a photo, not from a real life sitting. I don't think there are too many royal portraits set , ominously, "up against a wall."
On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.
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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #155 on: January 15, 2015, 11:16:01 PM »
Yes, indeed, Ann. In other words , painted from a photo, not from a real life sitting. I don't think there are too many royal portraits set , ominously, "up against a wall."
On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.

It's Tsar Nicholas doing his best James Dean pose apparently.
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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #156 on: January 15, 2015, 11:16:08 PM »
Yes, indeed, Ann. In other words , painted from a photo, not from a real life sitting. I don't think there are too many royal portraits set , ominously, "up against a wall."
On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.

It's Tsar Nicholas doing his best James Dean pose apparently.
Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #157 on: January 16, 2015, 01:43:47 AM »
If you look at the site Ally posted you will see that the painting shows Nicholas II at the courtyard of the Ipatiev House, his last stop. I truly am amazed by the painting, one simply can imagine him smoking and walking around in the Ipatiev courtyard. His expression seems to be somewhat optimistic and cheerful as I see it.
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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #158 on: January 16, 2015, 03:37:48 AM »
'On the other hand, it's an excellent likeness of Nicholas: face and body. Though I don't know about that hands-in-the-pocket bit. Most un-imperial and un-officerlike.'

I agree. Also, the batman needs to get busy with the iron and the pressing cloth!

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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #160 on: February 11, 2015, 04:15:18 AM »
"Newspaper photographic reproduction of a watercolour of Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) and King Edward VII (1841-1910) at the state meeting of Reval"



http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2917330/great-britains-peacemaker-and-russias-autocrat

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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #161 on: February 11, 2015, 09:49:21 AM »
Curious that the two a depicted indoors having a casual chat with their uniform caps on!

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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #162 on: February 12, 2015, 04:17:11 AM »
This meeting took place aboard the Imperial yacht "Shtandart", off the coast off Reval (today's Tallinn, capital of Estonia). Here a nice video of the arrival of the Imperial Family by train to Reval and their transfer by boat to the "Shandart. Interesting to see the difference in "style" between the Empresses: Maria Fedorovna shakes hands with many people ....
Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZIgZS2lkM

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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #163 on: February 12, 2015, 04:55:47 PM »
This meeting took place aboard the Imperial yacht "Shtandart", off the coast off Reval (today's Tallinn, capital of Estonia). Here a nice video of the arrival of the Imperial Family by train to Reval and their transfer by boat to the "Shandart. Interesting to see the difference in "style" between the Empresses: Maria Fedorovna shakes hands with many people ....
Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZIgZS2lkM


True, but then, Empress Alexandra, besides clutching her bouquet of flowers, is also holding her children's hands.

And I think that Empress Maria is actually allowing her hand to be kissed, not shaking hands with the men.
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Re: portraits (paintings) of Nikolai II Aleksandrovich #2
« Reply #164 on: December 02, 2015, 04:11:14 PM »
I understand from the bio of GD NN there is a painting by Boris Mikhailovich Kostodiev of Nicholas reviewing the Finnland Guards regiment during late 1905 commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding and it his GD NN in the background. I can't seem to find it. can anyone help me?