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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2010, 02:30:35 PM »
This must be an allegory of her death. From 1826

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« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2010, 05:27:00 PM »


I don't think this one has been posted yet.

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« Reply #137 on: August 28, 2010, 06:40:22 PM »


Elizaveta Alexeievna by Vigee-Lebrun.

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« Reply #138 on: August 29, 2010, 04:55:55 PM »
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.

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« Reply #139 on: August 29, 2010, 10:05:28 PM »
Countess Golovina also wrote about Elizabeth's relationship with Adam Czartoryski and Alexis Okhotnikov (although I haven't read the part about Okhotnikov). She wrote that Adam was certainly in love with Elizabeth and even tried to pursue her, but Elizabeth was indifferent to his affections. She understood that he was Alexander's best friend so she tried to be polite to him, and constantly had to put up with his company. The Countess also wrote that Elizabeth's first child, Maria, was not by Adam's. The rumours were certainly there to blacken her reputation.

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #140 on: August 30, 2010, 03:10:50 PM »
I like very much the second that you posted Dru XD
Any idea of what is representing this...

Elizaveta

Some allegory

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« Reply #141 on: September 01, 2010, 06:44:35 PM »


I found this labeled as Elizaveta Alexeievna by Borovikovsky, but I'm not sure if it really is her.

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« Reply #142 on: September 01, 2010, 09:35:36 PM »
I always think that this is Anna Feodorovna. I'm not sure.  :-\

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #143 on: September 01, 2010, 11:46:33 PM »
I always think that this is Anna Feodorovna. I'm not sure.  :-\

That's Anna Fedorovna.

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« Reply #144 on: September 02, 2010, 04:37:50 PM »
Thanks for clearing that up.

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« Reply #145 on: September 04, 2010, 06:51:41 PM »
I saw the same portrait millios of times before labeled as Elizaveta and even believed it, thank you very much for the info. It's impossible to believe 100% at captions at sites

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« Reply #147 on: October 19, 2010, 04:54:23 PM »

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« Reply #148 on: October 19, 2010, 05:15:36 PM »
October 1792
Louise of Baden and her younger sister Frederika (the future queen of Sweden) arrive at ST Petesburg. Because of cold Russian climate both girls fell ill: the older one suffers from cough,the younger one has runny nose.

02.11.1792

The Baden girls are introduced to Alexander and Konstantin. Witnesses see that having seeing Alexander Luoise started to tremble and went pale.

04.11.1792, an entry in catherine`s diary

Tsesarevich took to the older princess but he is very shy so he doesn`t appproach her. She is ...brave.


01.12.1792 catherine-to count rumyantsev

We are very satisfied with our baden princesses. It seems to me that the older one will win . Mr Alexander took to her. ..They stat to get used to each other.

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« Reply #149 on: October 19, 2010, 05:20:16 PM »
17.11. 1792, maria feodorovna to catherine

Mr Alexander informs us that day by day he likes  beautiful Eliza more and more. She is so modest, she is so charming. Only a stone can`t like her. These are my son`s genuine feelings... He does appreciate your gift...