Author Topic: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna  (Read 1174 times)

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Offline Twobsbob

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Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:54:40 PM »
The Riverdale Historical Society (Toronto, Canada) has announced they will erect a plaque next fall at the site where Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna died in 1960. 

After emigrating to Canada in 1948, the Grand Duchess lived in a small farmhouse in Cooksville, outside Toronto.  After the death of her husband, and in failing health, she lived with a family of Russian emigrés in a small apartment above a hair salon in Toronto at 716 Gerard Street East where the plaque will be installed.


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Re: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 08:11:19 PM »
So good to see the place being recognized.

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Re: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 01:10:11 PM »
I think it was earlier this year one of her paintings was sold at Waddingtons Art Auctions in Toronto. I think it went around $1000. Felt I couldn't afford it then, but I still think about now and then.

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Re: Plaque to commemorate Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 04:05:28 PM »
Looks like it's not going to copy the image, but another of Olga's paintings were sold at Wads.




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Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960), Russian/Canadian

CYCLAMEN ON A WINDOWSILL

Watercolour; signed "Olga" lower left
Sheet 4.75 x 5 in — 12.1 x 12.7 cm

Estimate: $400-$600

Price Realised: $1,560  ?