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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #225 on: March 21, 2011, 04:23:34 AM »
A statue made from nature..from GDss Maria Nikolayevna




It was preserved at her daughter Eugenia's Palace in St-Petersbourg.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #226 on: May 22, 2011, 03:38:17 PM »
Maria Nicholaevna



 

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #227 on: August 06, 2011, 07:00:35 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna with her mother, Alexandra Feodorovna, and her sisters-in-law, Maria Alexandrovna and Alexandra Iosifovna.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #228 on: August 10, 2011, 01:43:49 PM »
Amazing pics!!  :o
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Maria and brother Alexander as kids

Maria alone

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #229 on: August 30, 2011, 09:39:25 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna's eldest surviving daughter, Maria Maximilianovna, by Neff.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #230 on: September 14, 2011, 03:31:21 AM »
News of the opening of an exhibition of the former collection of the Dukes of Leuchtenberg now in the State Hermitage Museum. The exhibition is called The Russian Descendants of the French Empress: The Dukes of Leuchtenberg in St Petersburg and opens at the Rumyantsev Mansion (44 English Embankment) on 6 October 2011 and runs until 1 February 2012.

The collection was begun by Josephine, wife of Napoléon I, before passing to her son, Eugène de Beauharnais, 1st Duke of Leuchtenberg. Later, it was inherited by his children. The exhibition includes portraits of Napoléon I, Josephine, her two children Hortense and Eugène de Beauharnais, and the latter's descendants. Other works include Jean-François Soiron's miniature of Napoléon in his coronation robes (1809) and François Flameng’s Portrait of Daria Leuchtenberg (1896).

The exhibition shows two paintings from Empress Josephine's Malmaison collection – The Christ Child and John the Baptist in a Landscape by Pieter Paul Rubens (school) and Interior of a Gothic Church by Peeter Neeffs I. Besides canvases inherited from his mother, Eugène de Beauharnais also possessed his own personal collection, including such works as The Christ Child Blessing by Pieter Paul Rubens (school) and Antoine-Jean Gros’s Napoléon Bonaparte on the Bridge at Arcole (1796–97).

In 1854, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, the widow of Maximilian, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, brought the Leuchtenberg collection from Munich to St Petersburg. The exhibition includes works from the grand duchess's own collection of art, mostly assembled in the second half of the 1860s and kept at the Villa di Quarto near Florence, as well as decorative art, weaponry and oriental objects from Eugène de Beauharnais.

There is a catalogue in Russian with articles covering every aspect of the collection, including an essay by Elvira Piyayeva on The History of the Russian Branch of the Leuchtenberg-Beauharnais Family.
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #231 on: September 14, 2011, 01:15:47 PM »
This is interesting, RAL, as I have a catalogue [in English] of the collection when it was displayed at Somerset House, Hermitage Rooms in 2007. It is  beautiful. [France ibn Russia, The Empress Josephine's Malmaison Collection,  isbn 978-1-906257-00-2 published by Fontanka.]
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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #232 on: October 02, 2011, 03:17:09 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna by Hau.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #233 on: October 03, 2011, 09:33:47 PM »
Lovely portrait, Dru! I've only seen a small copy of it. Thank you for posting a larger and clearer version. :)

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #234 on: October 04, 2011, 08:26:36 AM »
Lovely portrait, Dru! I've only seen a small copy of it. Thank you for posting a larger and clearer version. :)

I'm glad you like it!  I can't wait for you to write an article about Maria Nikolaevna of your blog, by the way; she was a very interesting person.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #235 on: October 04, 2011, 11:35:32 PM »
She was indeed an interesting person, Dru, just like her sisters. You can definitely look forward for an article about her. :)

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #236 on: October 25, 2011, 06:32:08 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna, from a portrait by Briullov.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #237 on: December 19, 2011, 01:51:45 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #238 on: January 28, 2012, 05:21:30 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna and her husband on horseback.

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Re: Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, and her descendants
« Reply #239 on: January 30, 2012, 08:58:48 PM »


Maria Nikolaevna by Narducci.