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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #105 on: December 26, 2013, 11:15:29 AM »
I found another illustration of Nicholas and Alexandra's visit. Here Elisabeth looks more like herself.

You're right, on that illustration Sissi is much better portrayed!!! Anyways  I can see that the former Crown Princess Stephanie attended the event too, although for the description given by Tschudi she wasn't the lady who entered leaning on the Tsar's arm.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #106 on: December 27, 2013, 11:52:59 AM »
Scene of the funeral of Empress Sissi, September 1898, at the Capuchins' Church <Click on the image for a better view>


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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2014, 02:24:13 PM »
The one posted below finally in full size!!

Empress Sissi in Hungarian court gown, year 1875

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #108 on: February 21, 2014, 01:05:35 PM »
Death notice of Empress Sissi in American Press, date: September 11th, 1898. <<Click on the image for a better view>>



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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #109 on: March 28, 2014, 02:01:07 PM »
Posthumus portrait of Empress Sissi (according to the site 1899) as Queen of Hungary



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From the Hungarian forum info.hu, Empress Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph



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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #110 on: March 28, 2014, 02:32:02 PM »
*****The copyright of both images belongs to this site: fotomuveszet*****





Captions and full size in the original site, in Hungarian... Link at the top ^^
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2014, 01:51:50 PM »
Beautiful lithography depicting a young Empress Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph, source the ÖNB >> Click here

The next illustration appeared in the Neue Illustrirte Zeitung to commemorate the wedding of Crown Prince Rudolph and Princess Stephanie of Belgium. <<Credits in the image>>

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #112 on: July 09, 2014, 11:42:22 PM »
Elisabeth is one of my favorites!!!!

I fell in love with her after seeing the Sisi films with Romy Schneider. I know their not very accurate but they were my introduction to her and they made me look for more information on her such as the biographies by Brigitte Hamman and Joan Haslip. It's a real shame that her role in "Ludwig" was only a cameo and that she and Visconti didn't make a real Elisabeth biopic cause her performance in that was amazing too. I hope one day a filmmaker tells the true story (it would be great Oscar bait of any actress) and not just the fairytale although I doubt anyone could top Romy.

To me her Winterhalter portrait is like the Mona Lisa of royal portraits. It's so glamorous and portrays that famous fairytale but when you look at her face you end up with so many questions. Her smile is so mysterious and you can't help but be drawn to her. The fact that she stopped letting herself be photographed or painted after her 30s only adds to everything. The photo of her on horseback covering her face with the fan is just as amazing as the Winterhalter.

The whole legend/myth/truth is so compelling to me. One just wants to take the fan away and get a real good look at her. The stories about her intruding and staying over night in the homes of strangers is amazing and her views on getting old and retiring once one starts to feel it is sad. She clearly had mental problems and an eating disorder. Its a real shame they didn't have proper treatment for either back then. It definitely contributed to her erratic behavior and the split between herself and the world. Proper treatment would have certainly changed everything!  

I can understand why people don't like or get her but I actually sorry for her. She was extremely frustrating and could be really cruel but somehow I still end up sympathizing with her even if she was at times the cause of her own problems. She's really the poster child for people who appear to have everything yet are never happy. She just seemed so bitter, lost and misunderstood by everyone. She may not have been an intellectual but she was smarter then people gave her credit for and its a shame she never found a way to put it to use. She was never settling and always searching for something yet never found it.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #113 on: July 15, 2014, 01:14:37 PM »
Two images of Empress Sissi, credits on both images ( source: Planet Vienna)



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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2014, 11:39:01 AM »
>>click on the images for bigger<<

The Empress hunting, source Alte Kunst, Click here for different views of the same painting, by Wilhelm Richter.



Card commemorating Sissi's wedding, Source: zvab.



From the Hungarian forum info.hu

Modern painting of Sissi as Queen of Hungary


In a carriage
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2014, 12:21:53 PM »
Saved from the site info.hu, although they really come from the always great ÖNB, credits to it.




With Franz Joseph, young couple


Both in older age.


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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #116 on: July 17, 2014, 12:25:48 PM »
The next three images come from the ÖNB, all credits and rights for it.

Never saw this in full.


Franz Joseph and Sissi

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #117 on: July 21, 2014, 02:17:08 PM »
I've never seen this one before. She looks pretty young and her hair doesn't appear that long.



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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2014, 02:30:24 PM »
Hungarian Portrait


bedroom at the Hermes Villa


gift from Archduchess Marie Valerie on Sisi's 47th birthday


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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part V.
« Reply #119 on: July 30, 2014, 12:23:28 PM »
Finally in good size and quality!!

Empress Sissi by Johann Nepomul Mayer, 1858.




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I've never seen this one before. She looks pretty young and her hair doesn't appear that long.

Check at this thread, from post #35 to #38, you will find there another photo from this beautiful photosession.
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