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« Reply #315 on: May 14, 2010, 06:01:34 PM »
But I would say yes. Those drawings are based on real paintings. A pity that there are no more paintings online or in books.

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« Reply #316 on: May 17, 2010, 09:49:15 AM »
This is one of the most beautiful pics of Helene that I've ever seen, Thanks very10000 mush for posting it!! :-0

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« Reply #317 on: May 17, 2010, 11:25:39 AM »
Indeed...I wonder if the portrait still exists...?

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« Reply #318 on: April 04, 2011, 07:25:52 AM »



Today would be Helenes 177th birthday!

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« Reply #319 on: April 09, 2011, 01:02:38 PM »
It's amazing. I usually never have the feeling that it was already so long ago. Weird.
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« Reply #320 on: April 10, 2011, 11:28:18 PM »
Happy birthday, Helene!

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« Reply #321 on: August 26, 2013, 04:15:10 PM »
Princess Helen in Bavaria :

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« Reply #322 on: August 26, 2013, 05:00:42 PM »
Actually her title was Duchess in Bavaria

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« Reply #323 on: August 26, 2013, 05:13:34 PM »
Actually her title was Duchess in Bavaria

Exact, thank you for the correction.

Whatever not looking like her younger sister, we find on her portraits certain tensions of Sisi, a defensive hardness.
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« Reply #324 on: August 29, 2013, 12:15:36 AM »
I mentioned it because her title was different from other Wittelsbachs. While others were Princesses or Duchesses of Bavaria, hers was Duchess in Bavaria. Her grandfather got the title because his mother was the sister of King Maximilian I of Bavaria. So they were given a lower title.

Indeed. She shared that look with her elder brother. 

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« Reply #325 on: October 13, 2013, 03:18:43 PM »
Read that when she arrived with her mother and little sister to meet Emperor Franz Joseph at Bad Ischl, they were wearing black since they were in mourning. I was just curious who were they in mourning for?

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« Reply #326 on: October 14, 2013, 09:37:47 AM »
Some relative that wasn't too important I read.

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« Reply #327 on: October 14, 2013, 01:43:18 PM »
I read already that it was an aunt who in the summer of 1853 had recently died so asking for the actual relative.
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« Reply #328 on: October 14, 2013, 02:28:01 PM »
Not sure since it seems it was a distant relative so most books did not record her.

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« Reply #329 on: October 14, 2013, 03:04:19 PM »
Most books have "an aunt" and an aunt isn't that distant a relative. Either way, just hoping somebody else might be helpful in answering the question.