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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2005, 11:13:58 AM »
Are there some more individual portraits of Frederik or Sophia Frederike von Mecklenburg-Schwerin?

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2005, 11:14:48 AM »
Portrait of a young Thyra.

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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2005, 11:16:23 AM »
And a small sketch from her wedding.

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2005, 02:30:24 PM »
Fantastic portrait of Thyra!!!!! So sweet is an expression of her face.

Thanks, Kmerov! :)

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2005, 05:46:39 PM »
Great posts Kmerov!Her portraits were very rare!

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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2005, 05:49:25 PM »
That portarit of Thyra is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing, Kmerov!

I actually find Thyra more pleasing on the eye than Dagmar. In pictures, Thyra always seems to be inclining her head slightly, (almost like the Queen Mother did...) smiling kindly, with such a sweet expression. She always appeared more elegant to me, moreso than Dagmar who I've always thought of as a stumpy looking sourpuss in a lot of her later pictures! (Ooh, i'm a bit catty tonight!  ;D)

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2005, 12:34:15 AM »
This is the portrait that was just sold in the recent Hannover auction

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2005, 03:47:39 AM »
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This is the portrait that was just sold in the recent Hannover auction


GDElla,  maybe you can tell us why this beautiful painting was auctioned off. Sorry if it was mentioned in another thread and I just wasn't paying attention. Are the Hannovers in need of money? Why sell off such a lovely item as this? Why not some boring hunting scene instead?  ;)

I think to truly appreciate Thyra, she needs to be seen in color. Thanks for your pictures everyone!  :D

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2005, 10:42:02 AM »
I don't know if it was financial need that necessitated it so much as just making some money by getting rid of old items.  :(  I think it was Princess Caroline's husband behind it but perhaps someone knows more. I don't think that all the family was in agreement. There was tons of family memorabilia auctioned off (great group photos from the Danish gatherings, portraits, family photos, uniforms, personal items and object d'arts) as well as the usual silver, china, furniture,etc...The auction just took place last month through Sotheby's. Leading up to the sale, visitors could go through Schloss Marienburg (which GV bought for Queen Marie)to view items. It went over 10 days and had 4000 lots (some with multiple items) and, while I can't remember the exact total, made a lot of money.

There were a lot of family portraits sold from the early Hannovers (pre-Queen Victoria) all the way up through Victoria Louise--a very cute portrait of her as a small girl was sold.
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2005, 03:39:36 AM »
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They were located in the basement and were sold to raise money to renovate their castle.


What a shame! I've got my Royalty photos proudly displayed, and they're not even my relatives! I suppose it doesn't phase them...just another relation's portrait...

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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2005, 12:28:08 PM »
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What a shame! I've got my Royalty photos proudly displayed, and they're not even my relatives! I suppose it doesn't phase them...just another relation's portrait...


I think they just had a lot of antiques!  Too many to display all at once!  

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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2006, 02:58:20 PM »
 
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Portrait of his second wife Juliana Marie von Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel!

She was from my hometown ;D Wolfenbüttel  ;D ;D

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2006, 08:19:34 AM »
My favourite princesses of Denmark, Alix and Dagmar:

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2006, 10:14:07 AM »
Really,great portrait!  :)

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Re: Portraits of the family
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2006, 04:54:19 PM »


A very young Thyra. Ain't she just a cutie? :)
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