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Offline Hector

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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2010, 09:38:41 PM »
anna feodorovna



Found another version of it.


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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #61 on: November 10, 2010, 07:32:44 AM »
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["In 1795, the Empress Catharine of Russia, being very anxious to conclude a match for the Grand Duke Constantine, her grandson, applied to M. de Budberg, a distinguished minister and general. She received, through his intervention, a visit from the eldest three princesses of Saxe-Coburg, all three possessing unquestionable beauty. The Grand Duke conceived an affection for Juliana, the youngest of the three; she was very pretty, but still a mere child, being only fifteen. Had the choice of Constantine fallen on Antonietta, she have filled admirably the position of Grand Duchess...
 
The empress-mother, in her preference for her two younger sons (the Grand Dukes Nicholas and Michael), did not desire the establishments of the two elder to be on a happy footing. Constantine himself was terribly cantankerous, and to crown the misfortune, the Grand Duke Alexander and his wife were Juliana's great friends, and supported her in her petty domestic differences. Had it not been for the empress-mother's shocking hypocrisy, things might have gone on well. The Grand Duke admired his wife very much, and she, with a lovable husband, would have been an excellent wife. She found herself miserable, and ended by leaving Russia in 1802."
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Very interesting to see Leopold's take on the matter.  I do feel however that he was being a bit unfair to Maria Feodorovna, who didn't have much influence on the marriages of her eldest sons nor on their lives until the death of Catherine.  Nor did she get on particularly well with Anna's sister-in-law Elizabeth, so I think the problem was more a division which had been created and nourished by Catherine, whose court set the tone for the Grand Ducal couples which was inherently antagonistic to Paul and Maria.  Both couples were married very young and neither were given much appropriate guidance from Catherine, nor allowed to bond with the parents of the Grand Dukes, and it's not hard to see their marriages falling apart without any intervention from the Empress-Mother. 

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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2010, 08:16:31 AM »
Hi everybody, I am looking for the whereabout of Anna Feodorovna  after she left Sank Petersburg im July 1801until the first confirmed report from 1805 when she gave a reception in the Castle Fantaisie near Bayreuth. The option the she went direct home is ruled out because the family didn't wanted to see her. The love affair with Lignew husar-officer hasn't been approved. Does anybody know details? Some signs suggest, that she were involved the murder of Paul I and she had love affair with Alexander I too.
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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2011, 02:15:38 AM »
Another portrait of Anna Feodorovna. I've never seen this one before. Does anyone have it in a clearer and bigger version? Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!



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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2011, 07:25:04 AM »
Grand Duchess Anna Fedorovna in Elfenau. Oil on canvas. Attributed Firmin Masso.


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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2011, 10:40:42 AM »
What a beautiful portrait Alexandrina-Sofia! Thank you for posting. May I know the date that it was painted and its current location? :)

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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2011, 01:14:37 PM »
All known information about the portrait, I have already written. I found it in a newspaper article about Anna Fedorovna. Here is a link, but the article in Russian: http://www.nashagazeta.ch/news/11890


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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2011, 09:38:02 PM »
Interesting article! Thank you!

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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2013, 10:08:38 AM »


The site, where I found the portrait shown - miniature of Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna nee Princess Juliane Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld from the Royal Collection.
But I'm not sure that it really is Anna Feodorovna. May anyone know the date that it was painted?
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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2013, 01:17:52 PM »
Alexandrina-Sofia,

It is Anna Feodorovna.  The artist is thought to be Carl Herman Pfeiffer, and it was painted around 1897. 

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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2013, 02:21:19 AM »
Another two portraits of Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna.




 

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Re: Anna Feodorovna
« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2016, 02:03:05 AM »