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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #150 on: October 19, 2010, 05:50:43 PM »
catherine II writes: " Mr Alexander is gradually falling in love with the elder Baden girl. I think she reciprocates his feelings. Never have I seen a more matched couple. They are as beautiful as the day...everybody encourages the feeling that is being gradually born.

12/23.11.1792
Eliza informs her mother about marriage proposal of GD Alexander PAvlovich

petersbug, 28.12/08.01.1793, elizaveta to her mother

Alexander told me he was looking forward to Easter because then he ill be able to shake my hand  openly.Now he sometimes shakes my hand under the table.


26.04/07.05.1793, easter.  

I kissed hi twice. It is so weird to kiss a man who is not oyur father or uncle.


when i read these lines i`m somewhat shocked because it was a union of two kids. and grown-ups had some fun watching them like animals in a zoo.two young victims of political ambitions plunged into a union at the very beginning of their lives unable to get to know each other and unable to get any experience 

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #151 on: December 19, 2010, 10:49:30 AM »


Elizaveta Alekseevna in 1799, miniature by Franz Gerhard von Kuegelgen

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #152 on: December 27, 2010, 02:18:59 AM »
The Empress

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #153 on: December 27, 2010, 03:02:51 AM »
It's a wonderful portrait! Who is the artist and when was it painted?

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« Reply #154 on: December 27, 2010, 07:13:02 AM »
It's a wonderful portrait! Who is the artist and when was it painted?

Sorry, but I know only that the portrait is located in Karlsruhe.

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #155 on: March 14, 2011, 12:03:52 PM »




Elizaveta Alexeievna

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #156 on: June 20, 2011, 12:59:17 PM »
Double portrait, two Empresses
Left Elizaveta Alexeevna and right Marie Feodorovna

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« Reply #157 on: June 20, 2011, 09:40:56 PM »




Alexander and Elizaveta.

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« Reply #158 on: July 24, 2011, 10:03:05 PM »
Another portrait of the beautiful Empress, by Dmitry Evreinov, 1800




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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #159 on: August 07, 2011, 07:28:35 AM »
Elizabeth had a rather difficult relationship with her in-laws especially with her mother-in-law, who, according to Countess Golovina, was jealous and envious of Elizabeth's beauty, grace and her friendship with Catherine the Great. She had a hard time after Catherine's death because her in-laws' attitude towards her changed during the start of the reign of Paul I. She was always being reproached by Maria Feodorovna, and I don't think she had a warm and affectionate relationship with her sister-in-laws (although I recalled from the book that there were times when she played the piano or sung with Alexandra and Elena).  :)

Thanks.  That's very interesting.  My understanding has always been that Maria Feodorovna was not particularly beautiful which explains her jealousy.  I guess she was probably also jealous that Alexander had another woman in his life, bearing in mind that she and Paul were not allowed to raise him or Constantine.  As MF was, I believe, close to her daughters, I guess they would have followed their mother's lead in her treatment of Elizabeth.

I do agree with all of that. Also, Elizabeth was a niece of the first wife of Paul I!

Does anyone know the reasons for the rapprochement between Alexander I and Elizabeth? As I understand it, Alexander went to Taganrog especially to accompany Elizabeth, whose health had broken. He died on 12 December 1825, while Elizabeth was too weak to return to St Petersburg for the funeral, and died on the journey home on 4 May 1826.

A very strange story that I think could make a haunting film, if played by the right actors (I am thinking maybe Gillian Anderson in a repeat of her great performance as Lady Dedlock in the BBC production of "Bleak House"). They were certainly a very handsome and enigmatic couple. After meeting Alexander I, Napoleon wrote home to his wife Josephine: "Were he a woman, I would probably fall in love with him."






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« Reply #160 on: January 02, 2012, 12:41:48 PM »
Finally I could find it bigger and the full verssion
A bit different verssion of this, the pose of the widow Empress is different; she's now standing
Source: rulex.ru

Framed portrait (1800)

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« Reply #161 on: January 08, 2012, 08:10:52 AM »
This is a part of a self-portrait of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun. At a closer look, we can notice that she is actually doing a sketch of a portrait of the Empress Elizabeth.





And this is the whole portrait.

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« Reply #162 on: February 09, 2012, 11:59:37 AM »
What eye gem_10!!! She's making a painting of the Empress on that portrait!
A beautiful painting of the Empress
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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #163 on: February 28, 2012, 07:31:43 AM »
Portrait of Elisabeth by P. Zharkov



 

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« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2012, 06:09:13 PM »


Found as Elizaveta Alexeievna in profile.