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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #180 on: May 23, 2014, 12:53:33 PM »

Elizaveta Alexeievna with her first daugher, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, who was speculated to be the daughter of Elizaveta's lover, Adam Czartoryski, rather than of her husband, Alexander I--at little Maria's baptism, Emperor Pavel wondered aloud how two blond parents could possibly have a dark-haired child.

This is the first time I have ever seen a picture of either of Alexander and Elizaveta's daughters, who both died in early childhood, and I was very happy to find it!

What an incredible finding Dru!!! Considering how short lived were the two little Grand Duchesses (not surpassing even two years) we are really lucky of having a portrait of -at least- one of them! I wonder if there is (at least) one portrait of the other Grand Duchess, Elizaveta Alexandrovna. After all she lived a little bit longer than her older sister, Maria.


Here it is in color, also from the Royal Collection.

And thank you for posting this, love its soft colors!! At looking at it... I always thought that Elizaveta had blue eyes but on this portrait they look hazel.
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« Reply #181 on: June 24, 2014, 06:19:53 AM »
Considering how short lived were the two little Grand Duchesses (not surpassing even two years) we are really lucky of having a portrait of -at least- one of them! I wonder if there is (at least) one portrait of the other Grand Duchess, Elizaveta Alexandrovna. After all she lived a little bit longer than her older sister, Maria.

There is posthumous portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizaveta Alexandrovna painted by Schröder,but unfortunately,very small picture could be found online:

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« Reply #182 on: June 24, 2014, 02:39:11 PM »
 :( :(
Considering how short lived were the two little Grand Duchesses (not surpassing even two years) we are really lucky of having a portrait of -at least- one of them! I wonder if there is (at least) one portrait of the other Grand Duchess, Elizaveta Alexandrovna. After all she lived a little bit longer than her older sister, Maria.

There is posthumous portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizaveta Alexandrovna painted by Schröder,but unfortunately,very small picture could be found online:



How beautiful, Marc!  Thank you so much for sharing!  I didn't know "Lisinka" had blonde hair; for some reason, I always assumed she was dark-haired like her sister.

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #183 on: June 25, 2014, 01:43:59 PM »
Ludwig Guttenbrunn. Portrait of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Alexeyevna. Between 1796 and 1797.



Grand Duchess Elizabeth Alexeyevna. Thumbnail of Emmanuel Chevalier de la Selle de Shatobur. 1799-1800.

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #184 on: June 27, 2014, 03:06:53 PM »
There is posthumous portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizaveta Alexandrovna painted by Schröder,but unfortunately,very small picture could be found online:

Thank you very much Marc, despite the size, it is a great surprise for me!!! :-) Do you know if is it the full image or was it cropped from a larger one?

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« Reply #185 on: June 30, 2014, 07:56:45 PM »


Elizaveta Alexeievna and her husband, Alexander I.

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« Reply #186 on: July 01, 2014, 06:45:58 AM »
I really enjoy looking at the portraits of Elizabeth Alexeievna! Every time I see a new one, I get very excited.

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« Reply #187 on: July 02, 2014, 12:20:54 PM »


Elizaveta Alexeievna.

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« Reply #188 on: July 09, 2014, 05:24:49 AM »
There is posthumous portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizaveta Alexandrovna painted by Schröder,but unfortunately,very small picture could be found online:

Thank you very much Marc, despite the size, it is a great surprise for me!!! :-) Do you know if is it the full image or was it cropped from a larger one?

It is a full version.There is also another portrait of Lisinka holding her doll which still exists in Hessische Hausstiftung :-)

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« Reply #189 on: July 13, 2014, 02:42:28 PM »


Here is a lovely miniature of Elizaveta Alexandrovna.

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« Reply #190 on: July 14, 2014, 02:10:07 PM »
It is a full version.There is also another portrait of Lisinka holding her doll which still exists in Hessische Hausstiftung :-)

Thank you for the information Marc!!! So there are at least three portraits of the little Lisinka, the one she's depicted as an angel, the one of she holding her doll, and the one posted by Dru! (thank you very much for posting it, it's so beautiful!). I didn't think there were much portraits of her, thank you both of you!!! XD
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« Reply #191 on: July 25, 2014, 11:44:03 AM »
Wonderful portrait :)

I am currently in Germany and have visited Darmstadt Castle today and can tell you that the other portrait of Elizaveta I was talking about is hanging in the Castle,in the room of Wilhelmine von Baden,sister of the Russian Empress Elisabeth Alexeevna...Unfortunately,it is forbidden to take photos inside the castle,but I stumbled upon it in a very unusual place-"baustelle" and took picture of it knowing that someone from here wanted to see it :)




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« Reply #192 on: July 25, 2014, 02:41:19 PM »
I am currently in Germany and have visited Darmstadt Castle today and can tell you that the other portrait of Elizaveta I was talking about is hanging in the Castle,in the room of Wilhelmine von Baden,sister of the Russian Empress Elisabeth Alexeevna...Unfortunately,it is forbidden to take photos inside the castle,but I stumbled upon it in a very unusual place-"baustelle" and took picture of it knowing that someone from here wanted to see it :)

Oh my!!! I enter here and find a very unexpected surprise!!!  ::) ::) Thank you very, very, very much for taking a photo of this beautiful portrait of little Lisinka (happily they put a copy of it in a place where you could take a photo!!). I expect you've passed a great time at Darmstadt!! :-)

And again, thank you!!!  ;)

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« Reply #193 on: July 27, 2014, 03:41:52 PM »
I knew you wanted to see it and fortunately had the opportunity(some kind though) to take it...The castle tour is wonderful and I was the only one in it :P so an hour touring the castle just for me was just :)

Just in case you ever visit the castle the portrait is hanging in the room of her aunt,Wilhelmine ;)

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Re: Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I
« Reply #194 on: August 24, 2014, 06:45:03 AM »
Unseen one for me. She looks very gentle and fragile in this portrait.