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Title: Photos of noble families!
Post by: James_Davidov on November 09, 2004, 12:49:18 AM
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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Olga on November 19, 2004, 08:40:38 AM
Olga Orlova by Serov.
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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Olga on November 19, 2004, 08:41:36 AM
Olga Orlova by Serov.

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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Forum Admin on November 19, 2004, 10:41:18 AM
Prince Alexander Dmitrievich CHEREMETIEV , his wife Maria Féodorovna,née Countess HEINDEN and their daughter Elizabeth.
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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Olga on November 20, 2004, 12:33:55 AM
Ekaterina Golitsyna. at the 1903 Fancy Dress Ball.

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Photo coloured by Lisa.  :)
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Canuck on February 08, 2005, 01:20:47 AM
Sorry to bring up an old topic but I found a small (very small) tid-bit about Princess Olga Orlova. She was born in 1872 and died in 1923. This means that she was almost 40 when the portrait of her posted by Olga was done by Serov in 1911. Just thought this was an interesting bit of info and at least we know that she survived the revolution.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Ildiko on April 29, 2005, 10:44:13 AM
Finally I've found time to scan some pictures. These ones are from the book "Das Alte Russland" by Chloe Obolensky

Prince Yevgenij Nikolaievitch Trubezkoy and his family

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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Ildiko on April 29, 2005, 10:51:33 AM
Count Lev N. Tolstoj with his family


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his wife Sofia posing for her daughter and Prince Sergej Trubezkoj

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family of Prince Shahovskoj


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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Ildiko on April 29, 2005, 10:55:47 AM
Prince M. I. Koslovskij with his family

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Count Kotchubej with his family ca. 1903

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Prince Olga Cantacuzene is giving things to her stuff

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Prince Dolgorukij with his family ca. 1897

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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: James_Davidov on April 30, 2005, 12:29:19 AM
Woooow, these are all great, I really like the one of Prince Dolgorukij with his family, ca. 1897, they look so "St petersburg", lol..

James


Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: L. on July 22, 2005, 01:17:44 PM
Who was Olga Orlova?
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: lancashireladandre on September 12, 2005, 11:11:16 AM
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Who was Olga Orlova?

Princess Olga Konstantinovna Orlova was the middle daughter ( there were also two brothers) of Prince Konstantin Esperovitch Belosselsky-Belozersky (1843-1920,Paris).Her mother was one of the three beautiful sisters (another was the ravishingly beautiful Countess Zina Beauharnais)of the famous General Mikhail Skobelev.Olga seems to have inherited the Skobelev blue eyes, willowy & graceful she married Prince Vladimir Orlov a dashing cavalry officer and a intimate friend of NicholasII.The Couple lived on the Moika canal, where the Prince a descendant of a Brother of Catherine the Greats lover was renowned for both his caustic wit and his gourmet tastes.This led him to become enormously fat, his wife reputed to be the best dressed woman in the capital was so slender they were known as "flesh and bone".In 1916,Prince Vladimir fell foul of the Rasputin clique & was sent to the caucuses as viceroy to replace the late count Vorontsov-Dashkov.The family never returned north instead soon after the revolution they went to their property near Yalta. By then their only child Nicholas was married to Nadejda the younger daughter of Grand Duke Peter & his Montegrin wife Militza, also the Orlov's had seperated. After a harrowing time Olga left Russia with her son & his wife & elder daughter aboard the HMS Marlborough in the retinue of the Dowager Empress. Arriving in London she was reunited with her elderly parents & brother Serge who with his american wife had left via Finland.The younger couple settled in Kent but Olga headed to the emigree mecca, Paris where she was reunited with her son & his family. Vladimir was also there.... with his new wife, living at Lamorlaye the estate that had come to him from his father. In 1920 the french portion of the Orlov art collections inherited by Vladimir (& his bachelor elder brother who had died in 1916) were sold so there must have been some money afloat.Vladimir outlived Olga & died in 1927. Nicholas still the owner of Lamorlaye but long divorced from his first wife died in the early 1960's.Hope this of help....
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: L. on September 26, 2005, 09:42:03 AM
  Thank you very much, lancashireladandre. Do you know did  some  member of Orlov family  came in Yugoslavia after the revolution?
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: lancashireladandre on September 27, 2005, 04:38:18 AM
Sorry L, have no idea if any of the Orlov family settled in Yugoslavia.There were also another branch the COUNTS ORLOV-DAVIDOV who were descended from another of the 4 brothers of Catherine the Greats lover Gregory Orlov, perhaps some of them settled in the Balkans.Jacques Ferrand the specialist publisher of aristocratic russian geneology might know.He is in Montreuil, Paris but I don't have a recent/exact address.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: L. on September 27, 2005, 07:32:49 AM
  I am going to Russian Ortodox church in Belgrade every Sunday, and there is coming one verry old Russian women who look like Olga Orlov. I think that she has some relationship with Orlov family. But I must ask her. Sorry because of my bad English, I am from Serbia.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: lancashireladandre on September 27, 2005, 01:08:50 PM
Olga Orlova had 2 sisters :-Princess Koutchbey who settled in France and Madame Hartmann. Perhaps she or her family washed up in Yugoslavia.They are listed in one of Ferrand's books but I do not have  a copy. I believe a large number of russians settled in Yugoslavia,where they were made very welcome by King Alexander.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: L. on September 28, 2005, 09:27:53 AM
  Yes it is truth, a  large number of Russians settled in Yugoslavia after the revolution. My family have many friends who are Russians, but live in Belgrade many, many years...
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Prince_Christopher on September 28, 2005, 05:35:56 PM
These pictures are fantastic!  :) :) :)

Thanks for posting them and please post more!!!
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: L. on September 29, 2005, 08:46:55 AM
  Yes, please! ;D
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: donaxalaska on March 03, 2006, 12:49:57 PM
 I AM LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF COUNT SERGEI STEPANOVICH LANSKOY AND HIS FAMILY OR ANY OFF SPRING....(I DO NOT NEED ANY OF ANDRE LANSKOY)...
THANK YOU...
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: griffh on August 27, 2006, 05:01:55 PM
Countess Marguerite Cassini, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1902
The Countess was the daughter of the Russian Ambassador to the United States and mother of the designer Oleg Cassini.  She was the official hostess in Washington D.C. at the Russian Embassy and started the crazy for tulle bows as seen in the photo.
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h65/griffh130/Cassini.jpg)

Baroness Zoia de Stoeckl, La Bocca, Canne, photograph, circa 1913
The Baroness was the daughter of Baron Alexandre de Stoeckl, Court Chamberlain to the Grand Duchess George.
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Baroness Daria Grenenitz, daughter of Count de Beauharnais, St. Petersburg, Painting, circa 1910
There is a beautiful reproduction of this painting of her on the Hermitage website.
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Countess Marie Golenistchev-Koutouzoff, St. Petersburg, Painting, circa 1914.  The Countess was considered to be one of the prettiest women in St. Petersburg society. 
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Princess Tatiana Medem, daughter of Prince Gariazine, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1914.  The Princess is photographed in her WWI nurses’s uniform. 
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Madame Vera Narishkine, St. Petersburg, photograph, photograph, circa 1916. 
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Countess Lilli Nostitz, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1907.  Count Nostitz’s American wife was one of the leading lights of the American colony in St. Petersburg. 
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Princess Olga Orloff, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1898.  Princess Orloff was considered the best dressed woman in Russia.  Her husband eventually fell out of favor and accompanied the Grand Duke Nicholas to his new assignment when the later was removed as Commander-in-Chief.   
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h65/griffh130/Orlov.jpg)

Count and Countess Potocki with their hunting party on the steps of their estate, Antoniny, Volhynia, photograph, circa 1907.  Count and Countess Potocki are standing in the center of the photo on the top step.  One can certainly see the influence of British style that became the rage among the Russian Aristocracy just before WWI.     
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Baroness Eugenie Rosen, St. Petersburg, Painting, circa 1914.  The Baroness was the daughter of the well known Russian Diplomat and Author, Baron Rosen.
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Countess Elizabeth Schouvaloff, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1914.  Countess Schouvaloff was famed for her the formidable expression of her countenance and her long standing rivalry with the Grand Duchess Marie Palvona Senior. 
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Princess Suzanne Belosselsky-Belozersky, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1914.  Prince Belosselsky-Belozersky American wife was considered to be one of the most fashionable women in St. Petersburg, second only to Princess Olga Orloff.
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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on August 29, 2006, 08:11:40 AM


Countess Elizabeth Schouvaloff, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1914.  Countess Schouvaloff was famed for her the formidable expression of her countenance and her long standing rivalry with the Grand Duchess Marie Palvona Senior. 
[img width=356 height=533]http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h65/griffh130/Schouvaloff.jpg[[/quote] Countess "Betsy" ,nee princess Bariantinsky was the childless widow of the vastly rich Count Paul and one of St Petersburg's great hostesses. She also had a villa in Biarritz,so may have some funds in exile.She died in Paris in 1938.Does anyone know of her later life ?
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: lababoc on September 22, 2006, 09:58:15 AM
I have the book  Marguerita   Countess Cassini wrote... a fascinating womam..
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: gogm on September 24, 2006, 09:49:38 PM
The photos in No. 20 are remarkable. None of these people show up on Google images! :)
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: griffh on October 09, 2006, 04:03:03 PM
Hey, thank you gogm....I will try and post some more photos after I am finished helping with the Rasputin Trial.  Russian noble women had such an exquisite sense of fashion.  There was something very chic but at the same time something very exotic about their taste.  You can tell that they were at the cutting edge of fashion, just as they were so advanced in their artistic taste.  Well thank you once again for you kind remarks....griff 
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Marc on October 22, 2006, 08:32:49 AM
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/OlgaOrlov.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Marc on October 22, 2006, 08:33:50 AM
One more portrait of Princess Olga Orlova by de Laszlo...
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Marc on October 22, 2006, 08:34:27 AM
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/Nostitz.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Marc on October 22, 2006, 08:35:21 AM
And one portrait of Countess von Nostitz-Walwitz from 1911!
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: polignac on November 13, 2006, 12:18:37 PM
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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: polignac on November 13, 2006, 12:20:30 PM
A ball given by the Countess Shuvalova...Does anyone have information about this picture/ball? I only know that it was in the 1900s ???
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on October 13, 2007, 06:52:21 PM
I have this one, a friend of mine wants to find out who she is:

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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 01, 2008, 06:37:41 PM
Prince Ivan Sergeyevich Bariatinsky (1740-1811) was a diplomat. He served as Russian Ambassador to the Court of Louis XVI. He was considered extremely handsome gaining the nickname “le beau Russe” at Versailles.

His daughter Anna (1774-1825) married a Count Tolstoy. His son Prince Ivan Ivanovich Bariatinsky (1772-1825) was also a diplomat. He served as the Russian minister at the Bavarian Court at Munich. His first wife was the British aristocrat, the Hon. Frances Dutton, daughter of Lord Sherborne.  Frances died in childbirth and he then married the daughter of the Prussian Ambassador in Vienna, Countess Maria von Keller (1792-1858.)




Ivan’s daughter was the beautiful Princess Leonilla Bariatinskaya (1816-1918). She was the second wife of the liberal German-Russian aristocrat Prince Ludwig of Sayn-Wittgenstein, owner of the Mir Castle and Verkiai Palace. Ludwig began his career as diplomat, but participated on some level in the Decembrist movement and had to leave Russia. His father, Field Marshal Prince Peter of Sayn-Wittgenstein (decorated hero of the Napoleonic wars) managed to secure his pardon. As a result of his first marriage to Princess Caroline Radziwill he inherited an enormous estate in Central Europe. His two children from his first marriage had interesting lives. The daughter Marie married the German Chancellor Prince Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst and his son married the French courtesan Rosalie Leon. As for Leonilla, she had four children of her own with Ludwig. She lived a very long life dying at the age of 102 in 1918.



The wife of Ivan's grandson Prince Anatole Bariatinsky, Princess Marie Sergeyevna Bariatinskaya, who authored a book of memoirs “My Russian Life,” in 1923. Another of Ivan’s grandsons, Prince Alexander Vladimirovich Bariatinsky, married Alexander II’s daughter Princess Ekaterina Yurievskaya.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 01, 2008, 09:53:23 PM
Baron Theophil Egorovich von Meyendorff (1838-1919). Another of the “Baltic Barons” he was a beloved figure in St. Petersburg Society where he was known to everyone simply as “Uncle Theophil.” He married Countess Elena Pavlovona Shuvalova (1857-1943). They had twelve children and very little money. One anecdote about his life involves Alexander III finding him walking to the palace in a blizzard one day, because he couldn’t afford a carriage. Alexander had one provided for him from then on to take him to the palace each morning. He served as Alexander III’s General-Adjutant. He remained in Russia after the Revolution dying in Moscow in October of 1919. His wife then fled abroad and died in Vienna in 1943.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 01, 2008, 10:16:00 PM


The brothers Vyazemsky. From left to right: Prince Dmitri (1884-1917), Prince Vladimir (1889-1960), and Prince Boris Vyazemsky (1883-1917). They were the sons of Prince Leonid Dmitrievich Vyazemsky (1848-1909) and Maria Vladimirovna Levashova (1859-1938). The father served as the Governor of Astrakhan and leader of the Astrakhan Cossack troops (1888-1890). He was promoted to the rank of General (cavalry) in 1906. Their sister Lydia (1886-1948) worked as a nurse during the war. She died in exile in Paris. Vladimir and his mother Maria also escape to in 1919. Vladimir managed a stud farm raising race horses. His first wife was Countess Sophia “Sofka” Vorontsova-Dashkova (1892-1958). His second wife was Helen Karniskaya. His brothers Boris and Dmitri were not so fortunate. Boris was murdered by peasants (possibly in Tambov). Late that same year Dmitri was shot to death by the Bolsheviks. Boris and Dmitri’s wives both managed to escape Russia. Boris was married to Countess Elizabeth Dmitrievna Sheremeteva (1893-1974) and Dmitri was married to Countess Alexandra Pavlovna Shuvalova (1893-1968). This picture was taken on 9 August 1902 in St. Petersburg.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 02, 2008, 12:19:18 AM

St. Petersburg 1908.

On the left side of the photo - Standing: Unknown woman and Prince Anatole Anatolievich Gagarin Sitting: Princess Tatiana Mikhailovna (Miklashevskaya) Gagarina and Elizabeth Alexeyevna Miklashevskaya (nee Countess Bobrinskaya). On the floor: Ilya Mikhailovich Miklashevsky who is smiling at his wife Elizabeth.

On the right side of the photo – Standing: Vadim Mikhailovich Miklashevsky. Seated Unknown woman and Olga Nikolayevna (Troitnitskaya) Miklashevsky (Vadim, Ilya, Konstantin and Tatiana’s mother). On the floor: Konstantin Mikhailovich Miklashevsky.

Ilya Miklashevsky (1877-1961) was an officer of the Chevalier Guards. Ilya fought with Denikin’s army until 1919 when he immigrated to France. He died in Nice. His wife Elizabeth died there also in 1954. Elizabeth (Bobrinskaya) Miklashevskaya was the sister of Dr. Princess Sophia (Bobrinskaya) Volkonskaya, who authored a memoir “The Way of Bitterness,” which detailed her return to Russia from England (where she had fled only a year before) to rescue her imprisoned husband. She escaped Russia once again ca 1920 and settled in France like her sister.

Konstantin Miklashevsky (1886-1944) he was a student of Meyerhold, an actor, and theater historian. He immigrated to France 1925. He died in Paris of carbon monoxide poisoning in his sleep after accidentally leaving on a gas burner one evening. He was married to the pianist and professor Irina Sergeyevna Michelson (aka Irma Spielberg) (1883-aft 1940), a gold medal winning graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory who studied with Kreutzer in Berlin.

Tatiana (1875-1967) was first married to a Mr. Bodisko. Her second husband was Col. Prince Anatole Gagarin (1876-1954). Like Ilya, Anatole was an officer in the Chevalier Guards Regiment. Anatole’s parents were Prince Anatole Evgenyevich Gagarin (1844-1917) and Countess Maria Vladimirovna Sollogub (1851-1917) The older Prince Gagarin was Master of the Court (1905-1912) and curator of the Imperial Botanical Garden. The younger Prince Anatole and his wife fled to France after the Revolution.



Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on April 04, 2008, 12:36:49 PM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_brosVyazemskii.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/brosVyazemskii.jpg)

The brothers Vyazemsky. From left to right: Prince Dmitri (1884-1917), Prince Vladimir (1889-1960), and Prince Boris Vyazemsky (1883-1917). They were the sons of Prince Leonid Dmitrievich Vyazemsky (1848-1909) and Maria Vladimirovna Levashova (1859-1938). The father served as the Governor of Astrakhan and leader of the Astrakhan Cossack troops (1888-1890). He was promoted to the rank of General (cavalry) in 1906. Their sister Lydia (1886-1948) worked as a nurse during the war. She died in exile in Paris. Vladimir and his mother Maria also escape to in 1919. Vladimir managed a stud farm raising race horses. His first wife was Countess Sophia “Sofka” Vorontsova-Dashkova (1892-1958). His second wife was Helen Karniskaya. His brothers Boris and Dmitri were not so fortunate. Boris was murdered by peasants (possibly in Tambov). Late that same year Dmitri was shot to death by the Bolsheviks. Boris and Dmitri’s wives both managed to escape Russia. Boris was married to Countess Elizabeth Dmitrievna Sheremeteva (1893-1974) and Dmitri was married to Countess Alexandra Pavlovna Shuvalova (1893-1968). This picture was taken on 9 August 1902 in St. Petersburg. T

The wives of the three brothers  were all first cousins..grand daughters of Count Ilarion Vorontsov Dashkov (died 1916) and his formidable wife Lily (nee Countess Shouvalova 1845-1924).Princess Lydia was married to Prince Vassiltchikov and the mother of 5 children including Princess Tatiana Metternich who died in 2007.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 08, 2008, 02:52:10 AM

Elizabeth Nikolayevna “Liza” Arapova (left) and her sister Natalia Nikolayevna “Natasha” Arapova (right) in 1879. They were the children of Nikolai Andreyevich Arapov (1847-1883), an officer in a hussar regiment, and Elizabeth Petrovna Lanskoy (1848-1903). Elizabeth Petrovna Lanskoy was the daughter of the poet Pushkin’s wife Natalia Nikolayevna Goncharova by her second marriage to Nicholas I’s ADC Maj. Gen. Peter Petrovich Lanskoy.

Elizabeth was born in 1873. She married Capt. Victor Dmitrievich Bibikov (1859-1919), a Tambov landowner and leader of the nobility in Penza. He died of typhus in Russia during the Revolution.

Natalia was born in Penza in 1875 and died at Versailles in 1971. He first husband was Gen. Nikolai Levanovich Melikov (1867-1924) he was an officer in a dragoon regiment. He married Natalia ca 1895 and divorced her in 1910. They had three children together Irina (1896-1908), Sergei (1897-1979), and Elena (1909-1978). Sergei lived in France after the Revolution like his mother. Sergei’s first wife was a member of the Kleinmichel family. Nikolai died at Tbilisi, Georgia in 1924. Whether he died of natural causes or was executed by the Bolsheviks I do not know.  Natalia’s second husband was a Mr. Annenkov.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on April 08, 2008, 10:10:37 AM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_miklashevsky1.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/miklashevsky1.jpg)
St. Petersburg 1908.

On the left side of the photo - Standing: Unknown woman and Prince Anatole Anatolievich Gagarin Sitting: Princess Tatiana Mikhailovna (Miklashevskaya) Gagarina and Elizabeth Alexeyevna Miklashevskaya (nee Countess Bobrinskaya). On the floor: Ilya Mikhailovich Miklashevsky who is smiling at his wife Elizabeth.

On the right side of the photo – Standing: Vadim Mikhailovich Miklashevsky. Seated Unknown woman and Olga Nikolayevna (Troitnitskaya) Miklashevsky (Vadim, Ilya, Konstantin and Tatiana’s mother). On the floor: Konstantin Mikhailovich Miklashevsky.

Ilya Miklashevsky (1877-1961) was an officer of the Chevalier Guards. Ilya fought with Denikin’s army until 1919 when he immigrated to France. He died in Nice. His wife Elizabeth died there also in 1954. Elizabeth (Bobrinskaya) Miklashevskaya was the sister of Dr. Princess Sophia (Bobrinskaya) Volkonskaya, who authored a memoir “The Way of Bitterness,” which detailed her return to Russia from England (where she had fled only a year before) to rescue her imprisoned husband. She escaped Russia once again ca 1920 and settled in France like her sister.

Konstantin Miklashevsky (1886-1944) he was a student of Meyerhold, an actor, and theater historian. He immigrated to France 1925. He died in Paris of carbon monoxide poisoning in his sleep after accidentally leaving on a gas burner one evening. He was married to the pianist and professor Irina Sergeyevna Michelson (aka Irma Spielberg) (1883-aft 1940), a gold medal winning graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory who studied with Kreutzer in Berlin.

Tatiana (1875-1967) was first married to a Mr. Bodisko. Her second husband was Col. Prince Anatole Gagarin (1876-1954). Like Ilya, Anatole was an officer in the Chevalier Guards Regiment. Anatole’s parents were Prince Anatole Evgenyevich Gagarin (1844-1917) and Countess Maria Vladimirovna Sollogub (1851-1917) The older Prince Gagarin was Master of the Court (1905-1912) and curator of the Imperial Botanical Garden. The younger Prince Anatole and his wife fled to France after the Revolution.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/th_AntyTatiana.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/AntyTatiana.jpg)

Prince Anatole Gagrin and Tatiana (Miklashevskaya) Gagarina. ca 1910

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Capt. Ilya Miklashevsky ca 1910


Countesses Sophia (princess Peter Doulgoruky,then Princess Peter Volkonsky)and Elizabeth had another sister Domna Countess Sheremetev...their mother nee Polovotsovwas the first wife of Count Alexi Bobrinky and died of typhus while nursing in the white army..
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 09, 2008, 02:48:28 AM
Elizabeth and Natalia Arapova (pictured above in Post #45) had a sister Maria Nikolayevna Arapova (1878-1947), another granddaughter of the famous Natalia Goncharova Pushkina Lanskoy. She was married to Paul Alexandrovich Ofrosimov (1872-1942), the commander of a dragoon regiment. She later divorced him and married Stanislav Kuczynski (b.1862). She died in exile in Paris.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 09, 2008, 09:11:27 AM


Paul Pavlovich Rodzyanko at the wheel of his car. Walking towards the car in the white uniform is Rodzyanko's brother-in-law Prince Alexander Zakharovich Chavchavadze (married to Maria Pavlovna Rodzyanko).

Paul Rodzyanko (b. 1880) was an officer in the Chevalier Guards. He was the son of Paul Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1854-1932) and Princess Maria Pavlovna Golitsyna (1852-1944). His parents settled in Belgrade after the Revolution. I don't know what became of him. He was the nephew of Duma Chairman Mikhail Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1859-1924).
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 09, 2008, 10:37:55 AM
Countess Elizabeth Semenovna Olsufieva (1866-1934). She was the daughter of Prince Semen Davidovich Abamelek (1815-1888) He was both a general and an artist. He married Elizabeth Khristoforovna Lazareva (1832-1904). In 1874 they were given the right to take the name "Abamelek-Lazarev." Elizabeth Abamelek-Lazareva married Count Andrei Olsufiev. They had a daughter Countess Anna Andreyevna Olsufieva (b.1900).



Elizabeth's brother Prince Semen Semenovich Abamelek-Lazarev (1857-1916) was an amateur archaeologist and the manager of the several plants owned by his wife's family in the Urals. He owned the famous Abamelek villa in Rome. He was married to Princess Maria Pavlovna Demidova, the daughter of the Prince of San Donato.



Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on April 14, 2008, 12:34:33 PM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/new1/th_Scan10001.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/new1/Scan10001.jpg)

Paul Pavlovich Rodzyanko at the wheel of his car. Walking towards the car in the white uniform is Rodzyanko's brother-in-law Prince Alexander Zakharovich Chavchavadze (married to Maria Pavlovna Rodzyanko).

Paul Rodzyanko (b. 1880) was an officer in the Chevalier Guards. He was the son of Paul Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1854-1932) and Princess Maria Pavlovna Golitsyna (1852-1944). His parents settled in Belgrade after the Revolution. I don't know what became of him. He was the nephew of Duma Chairman Mikhail Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1859-1924).
Paul escaped to the West and later was the first husband of the writer Anita Leslie.Anita was the granddaughter of Leonie (nee Jerome), Lady Leslie a younger sister of Winston Churchills mother Jennie
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 14, 2008, 02:58:53 PM
Thank you for the information, Ashdean. : )
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on April 15, 2008, 01:51:55 AM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/new1/th_Scan10001.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p203/historybuff2283/new1/Scan10001.jpg)

Paul Pavlovich Rodzyanko at the wheel of his car. Walking towards the car in the white uniform is Rodzyanko's brother-in-law Prince Alexander Zakharovich Chavchavadze (married to Maria Pavlovna Rodzyanko).

Paul Rodzyanko (b. 1880) was an officer in the Chevalier Guards. He was the son of Paul Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1854-1932) and Princess Maria Pavlovna Golitsyna (1852-1944). His parents settled in Belgrade after the Revolution. I don't know what became of him. He was the nephew of Duma Chairman Mikhail Vladimirovich Rodzyanko (1859-1924).
Paul escaped to the West and later was the first husband of the writer Anita Leslie.Anita was the granddaughter of Leonie (nee Jerome), Lady Leslie a younger sister of Winston Churchills mother Jennie
He also wrote a book in the 1930's (I think) called "Tattered Banners"..I remember reading it and a story of the Dowager Empress telling his mother the Stroganov heiress not to wear her heirloom emeralds on the same night as they made the Dowagers  look pale!!!.
Marie Rodzianko after a time in prison (with Baroness Meyendorff) left Russia with the help of some Swiss diplomats....she had refused Bertie Stopfords help to take out her gems and they were lost..but her daughter Princess Chavchavadze must have saved hers..as she many years later had a gem to give her grandson Prince Davids first wife .
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on April 15, 2008, 01:56:27 AM
Paul Rodzianko was married to Anita (daughter of Sir Shane Leslie of Gaslough) between 1937-48
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 29, 2008, 10:38:44 AM
Prince Lt. Gen. Andrei Ivanovich Vyazemsky (1746/50-1807) was a senator, privy councilor, officer, adventurer, and patron of the arts. As a young man he was a Guards Officer and served with distinction in the first Russo-Turkish War (1787-1792). He served for a time as Gov. of Nizhniy Novgorod, but his independent nature wasn’t appreciated by the Russian bureaucrats, and his life in civil service was short-lived. He purchased Ostafievo, just outside of Moscow, in 1792. In 1800 he commenced building a magnificent estate there.

While traveling through Europe, Andrei met the young Irish bride of a French army officer, Eugenia Kean (or Kine), the daughter of one John O’Reilly. He whisked her off to Russia and despite his parents’ outrage was determined to marry her. He used his connections to help her obtain a divorce and they were married in the late 1780s. Andrei and Eugenia had two children, a daughter who was named Ekaterina (d. 1810) after her older illegitimate half-sister and a son named Peter. Eugenia was baptized into the Orthodox Church taking the name Evdokia Ivanovna.


Before his marriage Andrei had three illegitimate daughters who bore the surname Kolyvanova. His illegitimate daughter Ekaterina Andreyevna Kolyvanova (1780-1851) married the historian Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin (1766-1826) best remembered for his “History of the Russian State.” They had eight children. Ekaterina and her step-daughter Sophia Karamzina (1802-1856) hosted a literary and artistic salon frequented by prominent artists, composers, musicians and writers, among them Pushkin and Baratynsky.



Ekaterina and Nikolai’s son Col. Andrei Karamzin (1814-1854) was an army officer. He married the Finnish society beauty and philanthropist Aurora St. Jernvall (1808-1902). Aurora’s first husband was the industrialist and aristocrat, Paul Nikolayevich Demidov, one of the wealthiest men in Russia. After his death he left Aurora very well provided for. Aurora served as a lady-in-waiting to Nikolai I’s wife Alexandra and was a Dame of the Order of St. Catherine. She founded and supported many charities through out her life - everything from schools to public kitchens. She was the grandmother through her first marriage of Princess Aurora Demidova, the wife of Prince Arsen of Yugoslavia. Her great-great-great-granddaughter is the actress Catherine Oxenberg (b.1961).



Nikolai and Ekaterina’s daughter Ekaterina Karamzina (1805/09-1867) married Prince Peter Ivanovich Meshchersky (1802-1876). Their son Prince Vladimir Petrovich Meshchersky (1839-1914) was a State Councilor, Imperial Chamberlain, and publisher. He was a staunch reactionary monarchist who opposed moderate and liberal reforms of any kind. He was the publisher of the extreme right-wing government-sponsored newspaper Grazhdanin (the Citizen). He was an advisor to Alexander III and was given the nickname “the Knower” at Court because he usually knew what the Tsar would do before the Tsar acted. Vladimir faced legal problems in the late 1880s after being caught in an awkward position with a bugle boy from the Imperial marching band. Alexander III quashed the case. His family was less tolerant of his behavior (they were outraged in part that he lived openly with his lover Nikolai Burdukov). His brother Nikolai refused to even allow Vladimir into his home. Vladimir was a good friend of GD Sergei Alexandrovich. He was also a member of the St. Petersburg Society of the Followers of Homeopathy.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 29, 2008, 10:45:37 AM
Ekaterina (Karamzina) Meshchersky’s son Prince Nikolai Petrovich Meshchersky (1829-1901) was rector of Moscow University. He was described in the book “The Russian Album,” authored by his great-grandson Michael Ignatieff, as “”a mild old gentleman of conventional opinions, ruled by his wife and daughters…generous and absent minded, always doling out money to the Moscow beggars when out on his morning walk…” He was married to Countess Maria Alexandrovna Panina (d. 1903) a plain-faced woman with dark hair, an olive complexion, and a keen mind. “Vivacious, imperious, and argumentative…famous in her heyday for the sharpness of her tongue,” with Countess Sheremetev and Mlle Tiutcheva, Maria was part of the triumvirate known in Moscow society as the “Council of the Infallibles.” Maria was descended from Catherine the Great’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikita Panin, whose brother Peter Panin squelched the Pugachev rebellion in 1773/74. When not in Moscow Nikolai and Maria lived at their estate Doughino, nr. Smolensk. They had at least five daughters and three sons. After losing one daughter (Ekaterina) to tuberculosis they became hypochondriacs regarding the health of their remaining children, calling a doctor when they heard even the slightest sniffle.



Nikolai’s daughter Princess Maria Meshcherskaya (1866-1948) married Count Nikolai Mikhailovich Tolstoy (1857-1915). Maria remained something of an invalid after suffering a riding accident in her youth. She escaped to France after the Revolution, two of her children were not so fortunate. Her daughter Countess Elizabeth Tolstoy (1892-1919) died in Siberia before she could emigrate. Another daughter, twelve-year-old Ekaterina (b. 1907) was shot by the Bolsheviks in 1919.

Nikolai’s daughter Princess Natalia “Natasha” Meshcherskaya (1877-1946) was a beautiful, mild-mannered, but when warranted an extremely blunt woman. A private person she loathed St. Petersburg society. She married the far more dynamic Count Paul Nikolayevich Ignatiev (1870-1945). Their lives are detailed in the book “The Russian Album” written by their grandson Michael Ignatieff (b.1947) a Canadian historian, professor, and politician. Paul Ignatiev served as Governor of Kiev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, and Minister of Education during the reign of Nicholas II. Paul was arrested by the Bolsheviks, but was eventually released, and afterwards fled Russia and settled in England. He didn’t stay there long, though. Leaving his family behind in England, Paul moved to Paris where he served as president of the Russian Red Cross. Paul and Natasha eventually settled in Canada. Paul’s father Count Nikolai Pavlovich Ignatiev was a diplomat and had served as Minister of the Interior during the reign of Alexander III. It was Count Nikolai who instituted the infamous anti-Semitic “May Laws” in 1882. Paul and Natasha’s son George Ignatieff (1913-1989), Michael Ignatieff’s father, was a Rhodes Scholar and Canadian diplomat. George served as Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ambassador to the UN, and Permanent Representative to NATO.





Nikolai’s daughter Princess Alexandra Meshcherskaya (1864-1940) was described in “the Russian Album” as “too earnest.” The Meshchersky sisters as a whole are referred to as “all good women, but none of them brilliant.” She married Prince Paul Pavlovich Golitsyn (1856-1914), Grand Marshal of the Nobility of Novgorod. They spent most of their time at their estate Marino in Novgorod. Alexandra served as a lady-in-waiting to Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna “Miechen.” The family only escaped Russia in 1922. Alexandra eventually settled in Hungary, dying at Budapest. Her daughter and namesake Princess Alexandra “Aleka” Golitsyna (1905-2006) was married first in 1928 to GD Xenia’s son Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich. In 1954 she married a wealthy Chicago banking executive, Lester Armour. During the Revolution Aleka, then fourteen, spent several months at a Soviet colony for “criminal children” before being allowed to return to Moscow. She came to Chicago with her brother and worked for a time at the Marshall Field department store there before marrying Rostislav. A kind and regal woman she is remembered in Chicago for her philanthropy. Her son was the merchant banker Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich “Rosti” Romanov (1938-1999).

Nikolai’s daughter Princess Sophia “Sonia” Meshcherskaya (1867-1942) was tall, auburn haired, elegant and attractive. A flirt before her marriage she later became “too austere and serious-minded.” She married Prince Boris Alexandrovich “Boria” Vassiltchikov (1863-1931), leader of the Novgorod nobility, governor of Pskov, and chairman of the Russian Red Cross. They had an estate named Vybiti in Novgorod. Sonia and Boris did escape Russia after the Revolution, but Boris was plagued for the rest of his life by tuberculosis contracted in 1917 in a Soviet prison. They lived for several years with her sister Natasha in England before settling in Paris. Sonia established a finishing school there which she operated until her death.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 29, 2008, 10:51:23 AM
Prince Andrei Vyazemsky and Eugenia died within just a few years of one another. After Andrei’s death their only son Prince Peter Vyazemsky (1792-1878) was left in the care of his half-sister and her husband, the Karamzins, whom he adored. Peter Vyazemsky is perhaps best remembered for his poetry. However, he was also a literary critic, statesman, member of the Russian Academy and member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He was one of the leading lights of Russia's Golden Age. As a young man he fought in the Napoleonic Wars including the Battle of Borodino. Many years later he had a falling out with Leo Tolstoy, because Peter felt the novelist's account of that Battle of Borodino in his novel “War and Peace” was inaccurate. In 1811, he married Princess Vera Feodorovna Gagarin (1790-1886), a plain-faced, but cheerful and sensible woman. After their home in Moscow was burnt to the ground during Napoleon’s invasion in 1812 Ostafievo became their main residence. Many artists and writers visited them there, but their most cherished guest was Alexander Pushkin. Prince Vyazemsky was one of Pushkin's oldest and probably his dearest friend. Their witty and well-informed correspondence is considered to be something of a masterpiece in its own right. The years passed, his contemporaries predeceased him, and by the 1830 Peter found himself and his writing out of favor. Unable to relate to the new generation of poets and authors Peter, who had been considered dangerously liberal by Nicholas I’s court, became a reactionary, clinging to the past and voicing openly his disdain for the new generation. It was probably Vera's steady influence alone that prevented him from becoming embittered. Largely as the result of his daughter Maria's marriage to Peter Alexandrovich Valuev Peter gained a position at Court. He served in the 1850s as a deputy minister of education, acting as the chief literary censor in Russia. His health began to fail and he left Russia in 1863 settling in Baden-Baden where he died in 1878.


Peter and Vera had several children, but only four survived to maturity: Praskovia (1817-1835) and Nadezhda (1822-1840) never married remaining all their lives at home; Maria (1813-1849) was the first wife of Count Peter Alexandrovich Valuev (1815-1890); and a son Prince Paul Vyazemsky (1820-1888).

Maria's husband, Count Valuev, served as Minister of the Interior (1861-1868) during the reign of Alexander II. He later served as Minister of State Property (1872-1877) and after 1877 as Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. After Alexander II's assassination, Alexander III forced him into retirement. His diary was posthumously published and is now considered a valuable source of information about Alexander II's government and inner circle. He also shared his in-laws literary interests and later in life wrote several novels and an essay detailing the history of Christianity




He was surrounded from infancy by the leading men of letters in Russia. Paul possessed a wide variety of interests. He was an art collector of note with impeccable taste, a scientist, a diplomat, and an amateur historian of Byzantium, medieval Russia and Europe, and a collector of ancient manuscripts. His father Peter's one great vice had been gambling. Peter once lost as much as 500,000 rubles in a single evening gambling (an enormous sum in the early 19th century). His gambling debts combined with the lavish entertainments that he and Vera frequently held at Ostafievo - balls, large receptions, lavish dinners, theatricals and musical recitals - obliterated the Vyazemsky fortune. With Paul’s family in debt a life of leisure spent solely pursuing his artistic and scientific interests was not initially an option. He entered the diplomatic corps and between 1840 and 1856 served at various missions and embassies everywhere from Istanbul to Vienna.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on April 29, 2008, 10:57:27 AM
In 1848, while stationed in Istanbul, Paul met and married a wealthy and beautiful young widow Maria Arkadyevna (Stolypina) Bek (1819-1889).  Like Paul, Maria was reared in a cultured atmosphere, the statesman Mikhail Speransky and poet Lermontov were family friends, and the economist, philosopher, and sociologist, Prince Nikolai Arkadyevich Kochubey (1827-1865) was her brother-in-law. Her first husband Ivan Alexandrovich Bek (1807-1842) was a poet, translator and diplomat; he produced the first Russian translation of Goethe's "Faust". Two children were born to Maria’s first marriage:  Maria Bek (ca 1839) and Vera Bek (1845-1912). Vera Bek married the officer, collector and bibliophile Dmitri Sergeyevich Gorchakov (1828-1907). Their child Sergei Dmitrievich Gorchakov (1861-1927) served prior to the Revolution as Vice Gov. of Kherson (1904-1906), Gov. of Vyatsky (1906-1909) and Gov. of Kaluga (1909-1915). His first wife was Princess Sophia Dmitrievna Golitsyna (1863-1930) they were married in 1885 and divorced in 1898. His second wife was Countess Anna Yevgrafovna Komarovskaya (1874-1918). They had two children: Tatiana (b.1902) and Dmitri (b.1908). After the Revolution Sergei's estate Boryatino was appropriated by the Bolshevik government, but he was allowed to remain on the state as a “bourgeois specialist” in charge of overseeing the estate's upkeep. The family was arrested in October 1918 by the Cheka and held as hostages. His wife Anna was shot to death while trying to flee their captors. Sergei was then exiled to Tobolsk Province where he died in June 1927.


Equipped with Maria’s fortune Paul now had the means to build what became one of Russia’s most varied and valuable private collections of artistic and historic objects. They returned to Russia in 1856 and in 1861 his father, knowing he had the means to restore and maintain the estate, bequeathed Ostafievo to Paul. Here Paul displayed his collection of paintings, drawing, antiques, icons, and folk art. In addition he acquired an enormous library of over 30,000 volumes in several languages. He took a position with the Ministry of Education and later served as head of the Publications Department and a censor of foreign language books. He also played a vital role in preserving the correspondence of his father and Pushkin, publishing two volumes about the life of Pushkin based on this material.

Paul and Maria (Bek) Vyazemsky had three children of their own: Peter, Alexandra and Ekaterina. Paul and Maria’s youngest child, Princess Alexandra Vyazemskaya (1855-1928) married Dmitri Sergeyevich Sipyagin (1853-1902). He served as Vice Gov. of Kharkov (1886-1888), Gov. of Courland (1888-1891), Gov. of Moscow (1891-1893), Deputy Minister of State Property (1893), Deputy of the Minister of Interior (1894), Executive Director on the petitions of the Imperial Chancellery (1895-1899), Director of the Ministry of Interior (1899), and finally as Minister of the Interior (1900-1902). A reactionary known for his unwavering belief in the principle of absolute autocracy, he was loathed by both the radicals and many moderates. He was assassinated at the Mariinsky Palace by a twenty-one-year-old student and Socialist-Revolutionary (SR) Stepan Balmashov, who was himself the son of a Revolutionary who had been exiled to Siberia for his activities. Dmitri Sipyagin’s successor as Minister of the Interior, Vyacheslav von Plehve, would also die at the hands of an SR assassin just two years later. The Sipyagins had no children of their own. Like her sister Ekaterina, Alexandra chose to remain in Russia after the Revolution. She probably died either in Moscow or at Tsaritsyno.


Paul and Maria’s only son Prince Peter Pavlovich Vyazemsky (1854-1918) inherited Ostafievo after his father’s death in 1888. However, his passion was for the military, not art. He held the rank of Major General, commanded a grenadier regiment, and served as an adjutant to GD Mikhail Nikolayevich. He had little interest in either his father’s collections or the estate. He removed his favorite paintings from Ostafievo and installed them in his home in St. Petersburg. He then rented out Ostafievo to a Muscovite merchant. This sorry state of affairs was to continue for several years until the estate and Paul’s collections were purchased by his sister Ekaterina’s husband Count Sergei Dmitrievich Sheremetev. The estate could not have fallen into more capable hands.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Elena on May 05, 2008, 02:13:23 AM
Aurora Karamzin (1808-1902), mentioned above,  was a very well known philantropist in Finland.  Her maiden name was Stjernvall.  She inherited an immense fortune from her first husband, Paul Demidov, to whom she was married only some 3 years.  Aurora Karamzin founded the Helsinki Deaconess Institute, an influential foundation that runs hospitals, nursing homes and various social programs even today.  Her sister Emilie was married to count Musin-Pushkin.

Several biographies on her have been published in Finland, as well as novels and plays.

In English:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Stjernvall

http://hdl-en.eyhdistys.fi/cgi-bin/linnea.pl?document=00010093

Postage stamp 2002:
http://otavanoppimateriaalit.net/aineisto/arkisto/karamzin/index.html
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Marc on May 08, 2008, 11:36:17 AM
Lovely posts,thank you!Is Sheremetev palace now restaurant and museum of chocholate or I made a mistake?
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on May 08, 2008, 06:18:57 PM
Yes, one of the former Sheremetev Palaces (they owned several) is now a restaurant. They also rent suites there, I believe.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on July 30, 2008, 07:47:09 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/princessorlova.jpg)
Princess Olga Orlova
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on July 30, 2008, 07:49:06 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/OlgaKonstantinovnaBeloselskaja-B-3.jpg)
Princess Olga Konstantinovna Beloselskaya, later Princess Orlova

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on July 30, 2008, 07:49:37 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/OlgaKonstantinovnaBeloselskaja-B-2w.jpg)
Princess Olga Konstantinovna Beloselskaya, later Princess Orlova

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Princess Olga Konstantinovna Beloselskaya, later Princess Orlova
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on July 30, 2008, 07:51:29 AM
Princess Elena Konstantinovna Beloselskaya



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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on July 30, 2008, 08:08:39 AM
Princess Elena Konstantinovna Beloselskaya



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Elena later Princess Kouchbey was the elder sister of Olga Orlova...after the revolution the sisters both settled in Paris.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on August 11, 2008, 10:41:44 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/olgarepnina.jpg)
Princess Olga Repnina

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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on August 11, 2008, 10:42:38 AM
Princess Olga Repnina
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Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Vanya on August 12, 2008, 01:02:43 PM
The photos of the Ignatiev family at #66 are of interest to me because I believe that my grandmother may have been a servant in their Kiev household. My understanding is that she was a kind of helper to the nyanya, and in fact went with the family when it traveled to the country for the summer. One photo at #66 shows the family's governess, the nyanya, and a maid as well as the family itself; do other photos exist of the family surrounded by its servants? I would be interested to see if my grandmother might be among them.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ransburg-weber on October 25, 2008, 12:33:33 PM
We need your help to find some pictures of the family!
Now not in good health  - Maria Larische - was born in 1919 Hungary. She wants a picture of her mother Princess Olga Petrovic Orlova born about 1879. Princess Olga was a great beauty and often photographed. At age 19 years her mother the Princess married her father Count Heinrich Larische von Moennich in St Petersburg Russia in 1998. Her mother and her father had assisted many family members who left Russia – including those who went to Malta from the Crimea. Because of this political involvement Mother and Father were executed in the family garden in Buda-Pest Hungary Spring 1945.  This home was given to the American government in exchange for a path to US citizenship. Unfortunately we do not have any family pictures or personal items because of the situation. Marie says whatever of value she had was sold on her escape to the US because she needed money for herself and young son. 

When in Russian in June we visited the Russian Art Museum in St Petersburg and brought her a copy of Valentine Serov’s of Princess Olga, painted in 1911. But Maria says this painting with the big black hat is not of her mother- but of a cousin by marriage - Olga Konstantinova Orlova, married to Vladimir Orlov  - but not born - an Orlov.  Other relatives - Maria’s father’s uncle George had been married to the infamous Baroness Marie Wilhelm-Mendel (Larische) but after five children and 19 years they divorced before her mother Olga and father Heinrich were married in 1998.

Please -can anyone lead us to an archive of family pictures. Time-Life Magazine made some of the Russian Aristocracy at one time but I have not located them. There were also some family portraits in the Gallery of the Peter and Paul Fortress in 2003 before the fire.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on October 30, 2008, 12:19:07 PM
We need your help to find some pictures of the family!
Now not in good health  - Maria Larische - was born in 1919 Hungary. She wants a picture of her mother Princess Olga Petrovic Orlova born about 1879. Princess Olga was a great beauty and often photographed. At age 19 years her mother the Princess married her father Count Heinrich Larische von Moennich in St Petersburg Russia in 1998. Her mother and her father had assisted many family members who left Russia – including those who went to Malta from the Crimea. Because of this political involvement Mother and Father were executed in the family garden in Buda-Pest Hungary Spring 1945.  This home was given to the American government in exchange for a path to US citizenship. Unfortunately we do not have any family pictures or personal items because of the situation. Marie says whatever of value she had was sold on her escape to the US because she needed money for herself and young son. 

When in Russian in June we visited the Russian Art Museum in St Petersburg and brought her a copy of Valentine Serov’s of Princess Olga, painted in 1911. But Maria says this painting with the big black hat is not of her mother- but of a cousin by marriage - Olga Konstantinova Orlova, married to Vladimir Orlov  - but not born - an Orlov.  Other relatives - Maria’s father’s uncle George had been married to the infamous Baroness Marie Wilhelm-Mendel (Larische) but after five children and 19 years they divorced before her mother Olga and father Heinrich were married in 1998.

Please -can anyone lead us to an archive of family pictures. Time-Life Magazine made some of the Russian Aristocracy at one time but I have not located them. There were also some family portraits in the Gallery of the Peter and Paul Fortress in 2003 before the fire.

Princess Olga Konstantinovna Orlova who Serov painted and who left Russia in the entourage of the Dowager Empress (with her son the last Prince Orlov and his family) having divorced her husband Prince Vladimir in 1917 was by birth a Princess Belosselsky-Belozersky.Prince Vladimir had only one brother Prince Nicholas who died in Paris in 1916 I believe he was unmarried and childless.There other descendants of the 5 Orlov brothers (the most famous of who was Gregory lover of  Catherine the Great) but they were Counts not Princes. Jacques Ferrand lists them in one of his many geneological books.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Nadya_Arapov on February 28, 2009, 07:02:15 PM
The photos of the Ignatiev family at #66 are of interest to me because I believe that my grandmother may have been a servant in their Kiev household. My understanding is that she was a kind of helper to the nyanya, and in fact went with the family when it traveled to the country for the summer. One photo at #66 shows the family's governess, the nyanya, and a maid as well as the family itself; do other photos exist of the family surrounded by its servants? I would be interested to see if my grandmother might be among them.

The photos may exist, Vanya, but I don't have any others of the Ignatievs in my possession. Sorry I couldn't be of assistance.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Elleonor on June 04, 2010, 11:55:44 PM
I know you haven't posted in the forum in quite a while Nadya, so I'm hoping you are still here.  You posted some images of Peter Lanskoy and Natalia Goncharova in the thread in an earlier page, but unfortunately these are no longer viewable.  Is there any possibility you could repost these please?  I would very much like to see them.  If you have any others of Natalia's family, Peter Lanskoy or even Pushkin's family I would very much like to see these too.

Elleonor
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Kalafrana on June 07, 2010, 05:57:19 AM
To go back a bit, Paul Pavlovich Rodzianko was one of the leading riders of his generation, and competed in showjumping events Britain before WW1. He was a military attache in London at the time of the Revolution, and, finding himself jobless from November 1917, joined the British Army as a Private. However, Sir Alfred Knox pulled strings on his behalf and Rodzianko was soon made a Colonel and despatched to Ekaterinburg, where he was involved in the Sokolov investigation.

Late on, he became coach to the extremely successful Irish showjumping team of the 1930s - presumably this was when he married Anita Leslie. The marriage was not a success - possibly because Rodzianko's main priority was horses, and he was anyway over 30 years older than she was.

Ann
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on June 07, 2010, 03:05:17 PM
To go back a bit, Paul Pavlovich Rodzianko was one of the leading riders of his generation, and competed in showjumping events Britain before WW1. He was a military attache in London at the time of the Revolution, and, finding himself jobless from November 1917, joined the British Army as a Private. However, Sir Alfred Knox pulled strings on his behalf and Rodzianko was soon made a Colonel and despatched to Ekaterinburg, where he was involved in the Sokolov investigation.

Late on, he became coach to the extremely successful Irish showjumping team of the 1930s - presumably this was when he married Anita Leslie. The marriage was not a success - possibly because Rodzianko's main priority was horses, and he was anyway over 30 years older than she was.

Ann
Paul's memoirs "Tattered Banners" are very interesting.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Kalafrana on June 08, 2010, 03:33:48 AM
'Paul's memoirs "Tattered Banners" are very interesting.'

Indeed. I read them when I was at school, but haven't seen a copy since.

Ann
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on June 09, 2010, 04:37:51 AM
'Paul's memoirs "Tattered Banners" are very interesting.'

Indeed. I read them when I was at school, but haven't seen a copy since.

Ann
My copy came from the Boston Spa library.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Gorseheart on June 22, 2010, 11:04:48 AM
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Prince M. I. Koslovskij with his family

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/Jahrgang83/Koslowskij.jpg)
Who is that young boy behind him?
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on August 17, 2010, 11:45:54 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/nobility/comtesselizabethandreievnaschouwalov18451942001.jpg)
Countess Elizabeth Andreievna Schouvalov 1845-1942
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashdean on August 17, 2010, 12:33:43 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ashanti01/nobility/comtesselizabethandreievnaschouwalov18451942001.jpg)
Countess Elizabeth Andreievna Schouvalov 1845-1942
I think this lady (by marriage Countess Ilarion Vorontsov- Dashkov and a formidable grande dame) actually died in 1924
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: ashanti01 on August 17, 2010, 12:49:50 PM
Ashdean you are correct she did in die in 1924.
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: bednayaliza on December 19, 2010, 01:47:23 PM
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6865/ps008.th.jpg) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/ps008.jpg/)


Karamishev family 1910s

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7199/ps006t.th.jpg) (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/ps006t.jpg/)

Vladimir Karamishev (his destiny after he  emigrated is unknovn


(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5730/ps005.th.jpg) (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/ps005.jpg/)

Georgi Karamishev  (killed in soviet prison in 1937)


(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/6422/ps007.th.jpg) (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/ps007.jpg/)

Nina Karamisheva  (lived in Petersberg , died in 1984)
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: bednayaliza on December 19, 2010, 01:50:47 PM
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6881/ps001.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/ps001.jpg/)

Olga, Boris and Eugenia Vassiltchikov
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: kamlowsky on December 19, 2010, 07:55:01 PM
polignac

Regarding the image of the  ball in post #29, I can't give you the date, but if you will look to the far right first row of the picture, I believe that is Prince Vladimir Paley son of  Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, the youngest child of Emperor Alexander II, and his father's mistress, Olga Valerianovna and later wife.

His mother wrote a memoir which is actually on this site in which she states that Vladimir was going to a ball and I believe it was the first one he ever attended. I hope this is helpful.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/martimjessfan/image.jpg (http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d113/martimjessfan/image.jpg)   Sorry, but image won't post for me.

Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: bednayaliza on January 31, 2011, 07:06:51 AM
(http://s59.radikal.ru/i163/1101/60/b5ce6c887f6bt.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s59.radikal.ru/i163/1101/60/b5ce6c887f6b.jpg.html)

Leon and Sophie Gagarine

(http://i040.radikal.ru/1101/54/fd656aa016fct.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i040.radikal.ru/1101/54/fd656aa016fc.jpg.html)


Andrei Gagarin


(http://i075.radikal.ru/1101/b0/8f128ffc8c48t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i075.radikal.ru/1101/b0/8f128ffc8c48.jpg.html)


Andrei Gagarin with children
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: bednayaliza on November 03, 2011, 05:58:49 PM
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2150/shuvalov.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/shuvalov.jpg/)


Shouvalov family


(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7572/61016227.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/61016227.jpg/)

Alexander and Olga Dolgorukov

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3203/dolgoruki1.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/dolgoruki1.jpg/)


Dolgorukov family
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Marc on June 18, 2014, 09:36:58 AM


Countess Lilli Nostitz, St. Petersburg, photograph, circa 1907.  Count Nostitz’s American wife was one of the leading lights of the American colony in St. Petersburg. 
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h65/griffh130/Nostitz.jpg)



Few more pictures of Countess von Nostitz:

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/auersperg21/Nostitz_zpsc39ce2de.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/auersperg21/media/Nostitz_zpsc39ce2de.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: bednayaliza on June 23, 2014, 05:11:23 PM
(http://i053.radikal.ru/1406/5f/e7c94af672ab.jpg)

Eleonora Donskaya
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: bednayaliza on June 23, 2014, 05:13:03 PM
(http://s09.radikal.ru/i182/1406/6a/52a895f85687t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/fp/e9edfb5b34c34f55ad7220151052fdc8)

(http://s018.radikal.ru/i519/1406/68/7a845075c7cet.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/fp/dd04d09501bb4167b6583578f6e4b22b)


Princess Gruzinskaya
Title: Re: Photos of noble families!
Post by: Wenzel on May 25, 2017, 10:44:21 PM
Count Alexander Dmitrievich CHEREMETIEV , his wife Maria Féodorovna,née Countess HEINDEN and their daughter Elizabeth.
(http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/img/Eggler1903.jpg)