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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2006, 08:10:06 AM »
I suppose that the tiara would happen to her brother, who in addition was going to marry a sister of the king ;)

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2006, 10:07:10 PM »
I think it went back to her family. When her brother Antonio married Eulalia, they were presented to her as part of the wedding gifts.  ;)

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2006, 11:55:13 PM »
Where does that came from ? A drawing based on a death photo ?

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2006, 08:53:52 AM »
I suppose that are burdened that painters do. But that in no case is extracted of a photo.

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2006, 09:01:25 AM »
I would like that someone was showing the picture of the couple that it`s in the palace of Riofrío, thanks!!! ;)

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2006, 09:33:40 PM »
Where does that came from ? A drawing based on a death photo ?

It came from a Spanish illustrated magazine of 1878. In Britain, the illustrated magazines at the time were led by the Illustrated London News and later The Graphic.  In Spain, a similar illustrated magazine was la Ilustracion Espanola y Americana. 

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2006, 09:38:50 PM »
If we'ere talking about the same picture, I believe that "Eugenie of Montijo" posted the pic you inquired about in the "The Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes" topic.  It's the third entry in that topic.   

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2006, 10:02:06 PM »
I think it was done from a skept from the coffin. She was changed into the nun's habit after her death... :'(

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2006, 08:08:23 AM »
thanks Luke, It is the picture that was searching.

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2006, 11:50:54 AM »
In her biography there are many photos of her and her family (family portraits, childhood pics etc); it also includes a photo of Mercedes lying on a bed dressed in a habit (I think it's the habit of the Order of Saint Francis, but I could be wrong -maybe it was a Benedictine habit now I think of it). There's a similar photo of her sister-in-law, the Infanta Isabel lying also in a nun's habit in Paris, where she died fifty years later, in 1931.

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2006, 08:05:17 PM »
You mean the bio of her done in Spanish ?

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2006, 06:28:00 PM »
yes,by ana de sagrera,a friend of infanta eulalia's. the bio is quite good and quite long considering mercedes' short life. i'm now writing a bio on eulalia :D

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2006, 09:31:47 PM »
interesting ! Ricardo Mateos Sainz Medrano is writing one on her too... 8)

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2006, 11:12:21 AM »
a bio on whom? Mercedes or Eulalia? Eric-Lowe, you don't by any chance know how I can get in touch with Medrano, as there are a couple of facts I want to point out to him on a book he's written. If he is writing a bio on Eulalia I'd be the most eager person to collaborate with him. How can I contact him?

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Re: Most Beloved Queen: Mercedes, consort of Alfonso XII
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2006, 11:16:09 PM »
Yes he is researching one on Infanta Eulalia. How far I do not know. Last I heard he was on holiday. Will tell him once I get into contact with him again.  ;)