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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2005, 04:38:26 PM »
You can actually order a copy of a booklet on the palace put out by the Russian Museum (one of a series including the Marble Palace and the Strogonoff Palace among others).

"The Mikhailovsky Palace Part of the 'Palaces of the Russian Museum' series, 1996"
ISBN 3 930775- 18- 2; 10,00DM

This colourful and originally designed booklet of 24 pages contains a short introductory article by Vladimir Gusyev, Director of the Russian Museum, followed by a detailed article on the history of the Mikhailovsky Palace, one of the architectural gems of St Petersburg now home to the collection of the Russian Museum. The publication contains 37 colour illustrations, including photographs, reproductions of art work and a map of the city centre.

Here's a larger copy of the print from Olga's Gallery of the Grand Duchess:

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2005, 08:08:23 PM »
Yes,that is the palace,but I was puzzled by the name Michailowsky/Novomichailowsky so I thought that there are two Michailowsky Palaces,old one and a new one.Your post is great.More paintings of this kind would be excellent.Thanks very much

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2005, 05:04:36 PM »
Thank you once again...
I read in Olgas Gallery that she, Elena Pavlovna took an important part in liberating the serfs... How so? Can anyone tell a bit more...

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2005, 05:04:29 AM »
Famous picture of GD Elena Pavlovna




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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2005, 05:16:50 AM »
Elena Pavlovna was really a wonderful woman.Very-well educated,highly-intelligent,though very sharp-tongued sometimes. Emperors Nikolai I and Alexander II liked her much.
Her marital life was not happy,moreover only one of her daughters (Ekaterina) survived Elena. So unfortunate Grand Duchess devoted herself to charity affairs,kept on her intellectual studies,gathered a society of liberal-minded men at her salon. Before the reform of 1861  (liberating serfs) she had liberated serfs at one of her own estates.

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2005, 07:22:23 AM »
Other pictures of GD Elena Pavlovna











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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2005, 07:26:19 AM »
Her  daughter Ekaterina



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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2005, 09:09:23 AM »
It's too long to rewrite here and I can try to go back and re-read it and summarize, but Charlotte Zeepvatt's Romanov Autumn has a great section all on Elena Pavlovna. I hadn't even really heard of her except in passing of learning some of the Romanov names of the past. It really got me interested in her. The great thing about RA is that it is essay form so it's easy to read and touches on a lot of other Romanovs besides NAOTMAA.
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2005, 05:46:22 AM »
There is one place in my city - I live in Saint-Petersburg - where one can find out much info on Elena Pavlovna and her daughters and descendants ;) .It's Memorial Library of Prince Georgiy Golitzin - it placed on Fontanka enbankm.,just right near Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace.
This Prince was a greatgrandson of Ekaterina Michailovna. The library is not very large but really wonderful. A lot of info on The Romanovs! Let me some time and I'll go there ! :)

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2005, 08:54:00 AM »
Oh,I know Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace(beutiful building) and while I was in Sankt Peterburg I have heard that some of the Romanovs bought the palace and used to live there until the Revolution...Am I wright?

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2005, 09:17:14 AM »
It was Grand Duke Serge's palace & after his assasination, when his wife, Elizabeth, became a nun she handed it to his ward & nephew Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich

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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2005, 09:57:54 AM »
Hi all again,
I'm curious, why was Grand Duchess Maria MIkhailovna, eldest daughter of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich (youngest son of Paul I) and Elena Pavlovna (born Friedricke Charlotte Marie of Württemberg) in VIenna when she died? As far as I know, she was born in Moscow on March 9th 1825 and she died in Vienna on November 19th 1846. Why was she there in the first place?
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2005, 10:11:24 AM »
She went there for matters of health.
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2005, 10:16:02 AM »
According to Art in his book The Grand Duchesses:

"Never one who enjoyed a strong constitution...was sent by her parents to spend some time in Vienna. Soon after...health took a serious turn for the worst....'The miserable Grand Duke [her father] still lives on delusions, not willing to recognize the real danger his daughter is in. The ladies who look after her say that she gets more and more frail everyday, while the doctors say there is no hope for her.'...on 17 November 1876 Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna departed ths world to join her sister Elisabeth, who had died the year before. The remains of Grand Duchess Maria were transferred to St Petersburg where her funeral took place in late December....The death of Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna drove her parents into indescribable grief."
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Re: Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovitch, his family and descendants
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2005, 01:00:09 AM »
I have to reanimate this old thread as I found a wonderful rare picture of GD Ekaterina Mikhailovna and her family!



From L to R: Duke Georg of Mecklenbourg-Strelitz, his son Georgiy and daughter Elena, and GD Ekaterina itself.