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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #195 on: June 21, 2010, 01:57:16 AM »
Duke Sergei of Leuchtenberg, killed in Russian-Turkish war



Duke Eugen of Leuchtenberg,spouse of famous Zina de Beauharnais and father of Daria





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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #196 on: June 21, 2010, 10:15:25 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna by Weiss.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #197 on: July 19, 2010, 05:45:25 AM »
Grand Duchess Maria Nicolaevna

1857 - I'm not sure who  she's with in this picture.





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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #198 on: July 20, 2010, 01:20:43 AM »
Grand Duchess Maria Nicolaevna

1857 - I'm not sure who  she's with in this picture.




I had posted the image at 10 page of this topic, with watermark though. More likely that's Georgiy.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #199 on: August 01, 2010, 08:27:22 AM »
Maria Maximilianovna, the daughter of grand duchess Maria Nikolaevna, was often called "auntie Marusya of Baden" (tyotya Marusya Badenskaya) by the Romanovs. I c ame across this name while reading Nikolay II`s diaries. Marusya is diminutive of maria.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #200 on: August 01, 2010, 08:40:34 AM »
Previously there was a discussion on grand duchess maria nikolaevna`s suitors. one of them was the hereditary duke of saxe-weimar, the son of maria pavlovna, maria`s first couin. in fact, it was maria pavlovna who wanted this match, not her son. when maria pavlovna came to st petersburg she wanted to find a bride for the heir of saxe-weimar throne.first she talked to maria ad was turned down,then she turned to her sister olga, the future queen of wuerttemberg ad was turned down again. mariage between first cousins wasn`t allowed in russia but having lived in germany she probably got used to the fact that such marriages wee uite common and frequent. maria pavlovna`s so didn`t participate in his mother` activities.he knew what wa going on but he pretended that he didin`t.according to olga nikolaevna, he behaved as if nothing special was going on.he was friendly and cheerful

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #201 on: August 15, 2010, 06:20:18 AM »
I've found this portrait of her at Ajuda Palace, in Portugal:

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« Reply #202 on: August 15, 2010, 07:20:09 PM »
That's absolutely beautiful, Sara.  This is the first time I've seen a colored version; thanks for sharing.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #203 on: August 17, 2010, 03:42:18 AM »
It looks like a Joseph Stieler work.

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« Reply #204 on: August 17, 2010, 04:49:53 AM »
It looks like a Joseph Stieler work.

Yes, it looks like a picture of the "gallery of beauties" in Munich.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #205 on: August 17, 2010, 08:54:35 AM »
I left the palace wondering why they had a portrait of her, though.  :P
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« Reply #206 on: August 17, 2010, 09:34:37 AM »
Maybe the curator was very interested in the Romanov family ;D Or it was just a question of money as always.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #207 on: August 17, 2010, 05:40:04 PM »
I guess her portrait is in Ajuda Palace because she was married to Maximilian of Beauharnais, and he was the brother of Auguste, 2nd duke of Leuchtenberg, who was queen Maria II's first husband.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #208 on: August 20, 2010, 03:58:18 AM »
Yes, that actually makes sense!  :) They had a lot of paintings of Beauharnais family members throughout the palace.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #209 on: October 19, 2010, 03:51:17 AM »
Here's coat of arms of the Leuchtenbergs:

BTW - does anybody know what the second quarter (third quarter in the original grant), a sword on a green field with golden stars, represents? Some allusion to EugŔne de Beauharnais' military career?
(The blue fess is the ancient arms of the Landgraviate of Leuchtenberg and the black fess with the ducks are the Beauharnais arms.)

Hm, the mysterious quarter is in the livery colours of the Napoleonic Empire. Does anybody know what the Leuchtenbergs' livery colours were? The black and white of Beauharnais or the blue and white of Leuchtenberg?
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