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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2007, 07:47:09 PM »
I never seen that painting before, there must be 100 more of her! lol

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2007, 08:01:52 PM »
Yes...but not a lot very available to the public and the archievs there is very choosey for those they let in.  :(

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2007, 11:24:58 AM »
Detail from yet another room.......

http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1168942598.html

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2007, 07:50:56 PM »
The jewels are from Margaret and not from Helene... :(

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2007, 03:29:54 PM »
Hello...
Anyone has this portrait of Helene of Thurn und Taxis without the printing??
I think she´s beautiful here...




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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2007, 07:31:15 PM »
Haven't seen the painting, but there is b/w repro of this painting in the Wittelsbach archievs in Munich.  :o

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2007, 08:04:55 PM »
Very similar...I wonder where the original was ?  ???

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2007, 05:45:47 AM »
Sadly I never found Helene to be a great beauty. No doubt Franz Josef felt the same.

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2007, 08:23:48 PM »
It is true that "Nene" was no beauty, but she was serious and held herself with decorum, and would have made a better empress by Archduchess Sofie's standards.  :(

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2007, 05:45:02 AM »
True, "Nene" where indeed not blessed in the looks department.  ;)
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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2007, 05:49:23 AM »
She wasn't ugly though...just suffer by comparison.  :(

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2007, 06:00:30 AM »
That´s the game, I suppose, the most popular royal´s are good looking.
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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2007, 10:21:09 AM »
She wasn't ugly though...just suffer by comparison.  :(

But no great beauty eighter.  ;)
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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2007, 02:47:24 PM »
In her early years Nene was not so bad  ;) In my opinion Mathilde was the one not equal to her beautiful sisters

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Re: Helene of Thurn und Taxis (Duchess in Bavaria)
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2007, 08:04:05 PM »
Mathilde was quite pretty and a sharp dresser (something Nene wasn't).  ;)