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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Rulers Prior to Nicholas II => Topic started by: gogm on August 09, 2007, 09:04:52 PM

Title: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: gogm on August 09, 2007, 09:04:52 PM
Here are some pictures of Catherine II, Elizaveta, Anna, and Catherine I, mainly from a Russian language art history forum:

Catherine I in early 1700s dress:
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/7434/2492895360094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2492895360094285158udZFkv)

Catherine I:
(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/7890/2972970150094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2972970150094285158mlotxx)

Anna:
(http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/5788/2411356240094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2411356240094285158umFCtx)

Anna again:
(http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/9036/2758645040094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2758645040094285158nPdLWc)

Anna in court dress:
(http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/6198/2869496090094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2869496090094285158sdaItY)

Elizabeth:
(http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/7054/2473324320094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2473324320094285158RzcSdN)

Elizabeth again:
(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/7899/2060519600094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2060519600094285158iagPNM)

And again:
(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/7890/2954508490094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2954508490094285158CTlSsW)

Elizabeth:
(http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/8882/2973732240094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2973732240094285158edYBWZ)

Elizabeth:
(http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/8000/2244165840094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2244165840094285158fjIPrD)

Elizabeth in 1746:
(http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/7224/2501900880094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2501900880094285158ywbhhq)

Elizabeth leaving palace:
(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/6162/2722785510094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2722785510094285158ZkcuSg)

Engraving of Elizabeth:
(http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/8634/2669452850094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2669452850094285158tNwxes)

Young Sophie around 1745:
(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/5636/2030989620094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2030989620094285158jRgsgZ)

Grand Duchess Catherine in 1760 ready to play in Survivor St. Petersburg:
(http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/5829/2667236440094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2667236440094285158cQFiBn)

Profile:
(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/8741/2462391100094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2462391100094285158ckybsW)

In 1772:
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/7625/2462197740094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2462197740094285158bGuOMU)

In grotesquely wide panier court dress:
(http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/8894/2863695160094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2863695160094285158CizeCw)

In grand dress:
(http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/7301/2239709860094285158S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2239709860094285158eYcUZO)


For a more complete set, see:
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/560093558VjgqEN

Does anybody have some portraits of thes tsaritsas that aren't there or here?
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: ivanushka on August 16, 2007, 12:45:39 PM
These are great!  Thanks for posting.

Anna looks quite young in the second portrait.  I wonder if it was painted when she was still Duchess of Courland and before she became Empress.

I also think the fourth portrait of Empress Elizabeth is actually Catherine the Great but I may well be wrong!
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Grand_Duchess_Aminta on June 12, 2008, 01:02:33 PM
I was just wandering if anyone has paintings of Alexander I of Russia.  I found some in Google but it wasn` t enough.
Please post them here.

Thank You!
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Yseult on June 13, 2008, 11:44:09 AM
Just a few portraits...

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm243/Gallaeciafulget/AlexanderIHermitageMuseum.jpg)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm243/Gallaeciafulget/AlexanderIpaintedbyVBorovikovskyatG.jpg)

(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm243/Gallaeciafulget/AlexanderIHermitage.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Helen_Azar on June 13, 2008, 01:24:58 PM
Did you guys notice that Alexander resembled his grandmother a lot?

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/helenazar2/catherinethegreat3.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Grand_Duchess_Aminta on June 17, 2008, 03:14:33 PM
Well, I must say that to me he looks quite handsome :D
Thank you for the paintings!
If you have more, please post them. ^^
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on June 17, 2008, 03:30:05 PM
Att.  Grand Duchess Aminta:    He was an interesting and complex Emperor, who lived in interesting and tumultuous times.  I have visited his tomb in Saint Petersburg at the Fortress of SS. Peter and Paul, and silently wondered just "who" (if anybody!) was within.  I think that you will enjoy reading and learning more about him!  Best regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Grand_Duchess_Aminta on June 18, 2008, 05:00:39 PM
Yes!! I love the mystery behind him. I am reading "War and Peace" and it is quite interesting how it describes how people admired and loved him.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Grand_Duchess_Aminta on September 03, 2008, 12:26:09 PM
I found one too!
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g14/PhantomAngel_photos/njaak22.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Michael HR on September 03, 2008, 01:17:36 PM
I suppose the grave could be opened to see if there is a body and if there is for DNA. If there was not that would be very interesting indeed. Life of a monk or the Russian Crown - hard decision if you are religious.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: AGRBear on September 18, 2008, 10:46:26 AM
I've heard and read that the  grave/tomb of Alex. I was opened sometime ago because of rumors that he had not died in 1825 and a lot more when it was discovered his body was missing.  When I find the source,  I'll post.

You can just imagine  most of the speculations that have risen from an empty grave.

AGRBear

PS Other threads about this subject:

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=2182.0


Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: imperial angel on October 02, 2008, 04:43:52 PM
Why don't we do a portrait- info thread for all three of Peter the Great's surviving children? Anna Petrovna whose son Peter III eventually came to the throne, Empress Elizabeth and their half brother Tsarvitch Alexei. In particular, I started this thread because I saw a portrait long ago in a book about Peter the Great( book I no longer have access to) of a young Anna Petrovna, dressed in European style as a young woman with black hair in curls and maybe a gold dress- early to mid 1700s style. I'm sure it is here somewhere on the forum, maybe I've seen it, but I don't where to find it. If anyone knows the portrait I speak of, please post. Any other portraits welcome.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on March 20, 2009, 06:08:32 PM
I'm sure that you already know this beautiful portrait of Tsar Peter the Great and his son Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich.

(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/27863/2039603560101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2039603560101857556wYqHNU)

Their turbulent relationship ended in tragedy.  :(

Unfortunately I don't know where I can find the portrait of Peter the Great with Anna Petrovna.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: imperial angel on March 28, 2009, 12:54:16 PM
The portrait of Anna P shows her by herself, not with Peter.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on March 28, 2009, 01:01:25 PM
Yes you are right, I misunderstood a part of your post, however do you remember the title of the book?
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: imperial angel on March 28, 2009, 02:57:38 PM
Yes, it was a biography of Peter the Great by Giancarlo Buzzi, it's mostly pictures and it's from the late 1960s. I no longer have library access to the book, but I did find the image of Anna P that I was seeking awhile ago online-so my question's answered, although maybe I should have looked more online for the picture before even posting this thread.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on March 29, 2009, 05:41:07 AM
Ok, is Giancarlo Buzzi and Italian writer right?, I'm from Italy and maybe I can find this book.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: imperial angel on March 29, 2009, 09:39:23 AM
Yes, I believe he was from Italy, but the book was in English.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on March 29, 2009, 09:51:46 AM
I think there is an Italian version too...I hope.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Lemur on March 29, 2009, 08:59:29 PM
http://www.abcgallery.com/R/rossika/caravaque3.html

Anna and Elizabeth as children.

I know a family portrait exists. I have seen a portrait of Peter, his second wife Catherine, these two girls, Alexei and the baby son Peter, but cannot find it now.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on March 30, 2009, 05:01:41 AM
Thank you for the link!...this portrait of Anna and Elizabeth is very beautiful!  :)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Mari on March 30, 2009, 05:35:41 AM
Yes, I have not seen that Portrait before... even though for some of you it may be known. Very Charming....
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 01, 2009, 12:48:08 PM
A very famous portrait of Peter the great by Paul Delaroche

(http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/44952/2142209880101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2142209880101857556pVzihi)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 02, 2009, 12:15:21 PM
Empress Maria Feodorovna, 1857

(http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/44656/2357512760101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2357512760101857556IRONHZ)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 06, 2009, 06:40:46 AM
A portrait of Tsar Alexander I from the Hermitage museum: http://hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/03/hm3_6_5d.html
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 21, 2009, 02:36:39 PM
Another portrait of Tsar Alexander I

(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/22380/2816626310101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2816626310101857556fbBcrd)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 21, 2009, 02:49:58 PM
Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich, son of Tsar Peter the great (by Johann Gottfried Tannauer, around 1712).

(http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/45627/2511517860101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2511517860101857556PoxCIO)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 21, 2009, 03:07:44 PM
Attention:  "RomanovsFan4Ever"  :   I do not know the source of the portrait of Alexander I in your  Reply #25, but it has been reversed.  The Ribband of the Order of Saint Andrew goes over the RIGHT shoulder and the Star of the Order should be on the LEFT side.  Also your "banner" shows a reversal on the bust prortait of Alexander II.    Regards, AP
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 21, 2009, 03:23:05 PM
Yes Aleksandr Pavlovich, you are right, about the portrait of Alexander I, I have noticed that it has been reversed, unfortunately I have found just reversed versions of it, please take a look here: http://www.nobility-association.com/Alexander_I_of_Russia.PNG
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 21, 2009, 03:56:24 PM
Thank you for your kind response!   Regards,  AP
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 21, 2009, 04:47:14 PM
Thank you for your kind response!   Regards,  AP

You're welcome!

Empress Catherine II

(http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/42174/2104430480101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2104430480101857556ihPcJy)

Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 22, 2009, 09:57:16 AM
Peter the great, early 18th century.

(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/18342/2128908170101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2128908170101857556bWtIRe)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 22, 2009, 10:38:38 AM
A portrait of Empress Catherine II the great by Vigilius Ericksen.

http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/04/2007/hm4_2_222_0.html
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 22, 2009, 11:02:17 AM
Tsar Alexander I

(http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/45559/2923809950101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2923809950101857556NhdKsw)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 22, 2009, 12:48:09 PM
Paul I (father of Alexander I and Nicholas I).

(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/41179/2820766190101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2820766190101857556vSAToo)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 23, 2009, 09:45:33 AM
Emperor Alexander I

(http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/44675/2488534350101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2488534350101857556LMaqhO)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 23, 2009, 10:20:28 AM
More portraits of Emperor Alexander I

(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/44896/2503237630101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2503237630101857556tOaqmF)
(http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/8599/2795587140101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2795587140101857556HzEqsw)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 23, 2009, 02:38:09 PM
The beautiful Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaievna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas I and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), by Christina Robertson, Hermitage museum.

(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/43622/2317106310101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2317106310101857556rcULkX)

I know that is not relevant, but I have to say, I don't know how to stop watching this portrait, I love it.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Vecchiolarry on July 23, 2009, 04:21:43 PM
Hi,

Yes, it is a very nice portrait of an attractive woman.
I wouldn't mind having it in my living room!!!

Larry
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 24, 2009, 09:50:00 AM
Empress Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Wurttemberg), second wife of Paul I.

By Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky.

(http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/42765/2691375980101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2691375980101857556dWLHBj)

Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 24, 2009, 10:52:37 AM
Grand Duchess Natalia Petrovna (1718 - 1725), youngest daughter of Emperor Peter the great.

By Louis Caravaque.

 (http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/40570/2480204170101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2480204170101857556HsKRKL)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 24, 2009, 02:24:13 PM
Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, daughter of Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of Wurttemberg.

By Joseph Grassi, Pavlovsk Palace.

(http://inlinethumb44.webshots.com/37291/2406744850101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2406744850101857556POzYot)

 
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 25, 2009, 09:23:50 AM
Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, by George Dawe, 1829.

(http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/6214/2075002710101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2075002710101857556rNAuRu)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 26, 2009, 10:01:32 AM
I don't know the year of this portrait of Peter the great, but I think that is early 18th century...I hope.

(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/45650/2971105820101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2971105820101857556AbPqmj)

Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 26, 2009, 02:37:52 PM
Attention:  "RomanovsFan4Ever"  :   I do not know the source of the portrait of Alexander I in your  Reply #25, but it has been reversed.  The Ribband of the Order of Saint Andrew goes over the RIGHT shoulder and the Star of the Order should be on the LEFT side.  Also your "banner" shows a reversal on the bust prortait of Alexander II.    Regards, AP

I finally found this portrait in the correct position: http://www.guidarussa.com/alejandro1.jpg
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 26, 2009, 02:58:43 PM
Yes!  Thank you for the follow-up!   Regards, AP
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 28, 2009, 10:08:37 AM
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna (Queen of Wurttemberg), daughter of Emperor Nicholas I and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

(http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/45902/2506139140101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2506139140101857556argCKm)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: gogm on July 28, 2009, 02:11:21 PM
Please see the following for images of XVIII (96 in all) century tsaritas:
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/560093558VjgqEN (http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/560093558VjgqEN) , and

Also please see the following for images of Russian aristocracy and royalty (291 in all) from the XIX century:
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/556019494hvAqrk (http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/556019494hvAqrk)

There are instructions below the first image in each album with instructions about how to upload the images for free:  "DO YOU WANT TO UPLOAD AN IMAGE? Step 1 - Join Webshots! Step 2 - Once you have joined Webshots, go to the "make friends" button at the bottom of my "albums" page and click there. A screen will open allowing you to send me a quick note. Step 3 - (After I make you a friend) you can upload any image from all but one of my albums. Click on any image and a dialog box will appear allowing you to enlarge that image or to download that image."
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 28, 2009, 02:26:37 PM
Oh wow!, gogm, you have a lot of portraits that I haven't seen before, it's a very excellent collection!
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: gogm on July 28, 2009, 06:06:58 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on July 29, 2009, 12:01:17 PM
You're welcome!

Portrait of Peter the great by Johann Gottfried Tannauer, around 1710.

(http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/42920/2125126610101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2125126610101857556hfQNKm)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on August 02, 2009, 06:11:47 AM
Peter the great again.

(http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/8635/2594534670101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2594534670101857556OoTiLe)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on August 02, 2009, 06:13:57 AM
Peter III, by Pietro Antonio Rotari, around 1745.

(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/28370/2887799070101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2887799070101857556eEIMyT)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on August 17, 2009, 05:23:24 AM
Tsar Peter the great.

(http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/42492/2005815220101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2005815220101857556tetPCR)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on August 17, 2009, 01:45:01 PM
Tsar Alexander I

(http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/42644/2513626650101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2513626650101857556JpPoLE)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on September 12, 2009, 02:35:12 AM
«Portraits of Grand Duke Peter Feodorovich and Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeevna»

(http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0108-079.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/0/04/Peter3_katharina2_gross.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on September 12, 2009, 04:43:57 AM
Wonderful portraits!, do you know who is the author?...
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on September 12, 2009, 08:50:49 AM
First portrait -  author G.Grooth, second portrait -  author Anna-Rosina Lisiewska.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on September 12, 2009, 08:58:05 AM
First portrait -  author G.Grooth, second portrait -  author Anna-Rosina Lisiewska.

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on October 03, 2009, 07:59:34 AM
Portrait of Pss Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst (later Catherine II). A.-R. Lisiewska, 1742 year.

(http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0108-164.jpg)

Portrait of Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeevna.  G.Grooth

(http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0108-080.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: gogm on October 03, 2009, 03:40:33 PM
Portraits of Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst are interesting to look at.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: CountessKate on October 05, 2009, 05:55:54 AM
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Portraits of Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst are interesting to look at.

Presumably they are very rare - as a minor German princess, only one or two would have been done to send to foreign courts to encourage marriage prospects.  The powdered hair and corseted figure makes her look much older than 13.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: RomanovsFan4Ever on November 04, 2009, 11:46:51 AM
Peter the great, a pity, I can't say the exact year and who was the author...also what the allegorical figure could represent?, power, justice?, or it could be a representation of Russia?...Mother Russia...

(http://inlinethumb02.webshots.com/45633/2392675930101857556S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2392675930101857556mplGno)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on December 06, 2009, 06:51:19 AM
Portrait of Tsarina Praskovya Feodorovna Saltykova , wife of Ivan V.

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_9P9yVlSbIoo/R8z0nXiYKkI/AAAAAAAAAD8/RPuvOtX805g/s1600/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8C%D1%8F%2B%D0%A4%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0.jpg)

Portraits of Tsarevna Catherine Ioannovna

(http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0108-100.jpg)

(http://bp1.blogger.com/_9P9yVlSbIoo/RxR1RtgtT6I/AAAAAAAAAAs/esbCcEMAwrM/s320/%D0%95%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0+%D0%98%D0%BE%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0.jpeg)

Portraits of Tsarevna Praskovya Ioannovna

(http://nearyou.ru/nikitin/nikprask.jpg)

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_9P9yVlSbIoo/RyMXvnDRJ0I/AAAAAAAAACA/cBzsbFBL8nM/s320/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8C%D1%8F.jpeg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Marc on December 06, 2009, 06:12:07 PM
Nice and new one of Catherine Ioanovna..thank you!
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on December 07, 2009, 07:23:36 AM
Please. This is a portrait of Louis Caravaque, the first quarter of XVIII century.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on December 15, 2009, 09:09:35 AM
Portraits of Emperor Ioann VI Antonovich.

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_9P9yVlSbIoo/RxR2K9gtT7I/AAAAAAAAAA0/vYjTqasrAXU/s320/%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD+%D0%90%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87.jpeg)

(http://www.history-illustrated.ru/illustrations.php?category=47&PHPSESSID=a7878b49d871e1475321ae1a8661d2dd)

(http://www.ruscoins.ru/images/imp/ioan.jpg)

(http://www.nsad.ru/pic/ioann%20antonovi4.jpg)

Ioann VI Antonovich and Anna Leopoldovna. Unknoun artist. 1741.

(http://www.sgu.ru/rus_hist/img/x1-085.jpg)

Portrait of Emperor Ioann VI Antonovich with parents.

(http://www.history-illustrated.ru/illustrations.php?category=47&PHPSESSID=a7878b49d871e1475321ae1a8661d2dd)

Portrait of Emperor Ioann Antonovich child with a maid of honor, Juliana von Mengden. Unknown artist, the second quarter of the XVIII century.

(http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0097-218.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Svetabel on December 15, 2009, 09:13:26 AM

Portrait of Emperor Ioann Antonovich child with a maid of honor, Juliana von Mengden. Unknown artist, the second quarter of the XVIII century.

http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0097-218.jpg (http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0097-218.jpg)

In a little girl's dress? I am doubt that's him. Of course those times the children of different sex were dressed alike but in the case with Ioann, the Emperor, I don't think he was painted as a little girl in decolletage and elaborated hair-do.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: CountessKate on December 15, 2009, 11:05:51 AM
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In a little girl's dress? I am doubt that's him. Of course those times the children of different sex were dressed alike but in the case with Ioann, the Emperor, I don't think he was painted as a little girl in decolletage and elaborated hair-do.

On the contrary, it was universal amongst the upper and middle classes from very early times to dress little boys in skirts until aged 5-7, right until the early 20th century.  The great-grandson of Louis XIV was shown in just such an outfit in this portrait by Largilliere: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_de_Largilli%C3%A8re_003.jpg
and there are numerous other examples in existence.  Boys' dress tended to be differentiated from girls' by wearing braid and plain linen rather than lace and Ioann's costume follows this trend.  Although it is clearly a less formal portrait he is holding a whip or other accessory in a manner which emulates a soldier's baton, or sword hilt, conforming to standard royal images.  Louis XIV as another child king was portrayed in skirts until he was 'breeched', i.e. put in adult male clothing: http://www.louis-xiv.de/index.php?id=65
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Alexandrina-Sofia on December 15, 2009, 10:44:42 PM



Portrait of Emperor Ioann VI Antonovich with parents.

(http://www.history-illustrated.ru/illustrations/preview/2060.jpg)

Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Svetabel on December 15, 2009, 11:57:06 PM
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In a little girl's dress? I am doubt that's him. Of course those times the children of different sex were dressed alike but in the case with Ioann, the Emperor, I don't think he was painted as a little girl in decolletage and elaborated hair-do.

On the contrary, it was universal amongst the upper and middle classes from very early times to dress little boys in skirts until aged 5-7, right until the early 20th century.  The great-grandson of Louis XIV was shown in just such an outfit in this portrait by Largilliere: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_de_Largilli%C3%A8re_003.jpg
and there are numerous other examples in existence.  Boys' dress tended to be differentiated from girls' by wearing braid and plain linen rather than lace and Ioann's costume follows this trend.  Although it is clearly a less formal portrait he is holding a whip or other accessory in a manner which emulates a soldier's baton, or sword hilt, conforming to standard royal images.  Louis XIV as another child king was portrayed in skirts until he was 'breeched', i.e. put in adult male clothing: http://www.louis-xiv.de/index.php?id=65



I understand all this, and know about the Louis' portaits. I just don't figure how could that be in Russia in spite of its tendency then to Europe-ish  behaviour...Need to seacrh for some more example of such Russian portraits.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: CountessKate on December 16, 2009, 04:10:26 AM
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I understand all this, and know about the Louis' portaits. I just don't figure how could that be in Russia in spite of its tendency then to Europe-ish  behaviour...Need to seacrh for some more example of such Russian portraits.

As portraits of the royal family from Peter the Great onwards clearly demonstrate, western dress and standard western royal allegorical allusions were the norm.  In the portrayals of Ioann VI Antonovich as Emperor he is in a wide variety of clothing, some of which mimic the coronation ritual - plain linen with royal robes, which was very usual in western royal iconography; there is another royal portrait type of a standard western nature where he is in classical roman soldier dress; and the informal portrait with his nurse (?), governess (?) where he is in the western dress for little boys which suggests that this is what he wore normally.  The portraits of his parents are in the normal style of western court dress.  The single portrait which stands out is that where he is dressed in a short red smock, with a cat (?) by his side, with no marks of his imperial rank, which looks genuinely russian rather than western, but as I said that seems the exception rather than the norm.  Tsarina Elizabeth, who ousted him, made a great feature of her russian heritage, was never depicted in royal portraits in anything other than western dress, and I would have said that the main aim of the royal portraits of Anna Leopoldovna's short regency appears to have been to continue what had become by then the normal type of royal portraiture for her son - which was almost overwhelmingly western.  Was there a particular reason why you think Ioann VI Antonovich would have been dressed or portrayed in anything other than the western style which by then was normal for the imperial family?
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Marc on December 16, 2009, 06:35:13 AM
It is said to be Ioann VI...although I don't speak Russian,here is a link:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/WebPict/fullpic/0097-218.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.rulex.ru/rpg/portraits/27/27867.htm&usg=__Nclwnr6djwKg2vmSlJJU2oiSLqg=&h=550&w=387&sz=23&hl=en&start=6&um=1&tbnid=8-xlOBMgVNjQLM:&tbnh=133&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%25D1%2584%25D0%25BE%25D0%25BD%2B%25D0%259C%25D0%25B5%25D0%25BD%25D0%25B3%25D0%25B4%25D0%25B5%25D0%25BD%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Svetabel on December 16, 2009, 07:50:58 AM
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I understand all this, and know about the Louis' portaits. I just don't figure how could that be in Russia in spite of its tendency then to Europe-ish  behaviour...Need to seacrh for some more example of such Russian portraits.

 In the portrayals of Ioann VI Antonovich as Emperor he is in a wide variety of clothing, some of which mimic the coronation ritual - plain linen with royal robes, which was very usual in western royal iconography; there is another royal portrait type of a standard western nature where he is in classical roman soldier dress; and the informal portrait with his nurse (?), governess (?) where he is in the western dress for little boys which suggests that this is what he wore normally. 
Was there a particular reason why you think Ioann VI Antonovich would have been dressed or portrayed in anything other than the western style which by then was normal for the imperial family?

Yuliana von Mengden was a close friend of Anna Leopoldovna (there were rumours about lesbian type of their friendship), so POSSIBLY the portrait (if that really portrait of Ioann VI) was not for world-wide demonstration but for a close circle of friends...My particular reason is that I can't recall any other Imperial offspring (a boy of course) of the first part of 18 cent. in such an outfit.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: ivanushka on December 20, 2009, 11:07:45 AM
The portraits of Ivan, his family and Julie Mengden are fascinating.  Thank you so much for posting them.  They're also very sad too when you see this little boy portrayed in this regal setting and know how terribly the rest of his life played out.
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Sara Ara├║jo on January 29, 2010, 01:44:03 PM
Paul I as a child:

(http://images.orkut.com/orkut/photos/OgAAAHAVbXXrEbrepoFqlWDR-FSjs0Ia_4p1G-vzdjMEDkv9zXIzF8Xvw6pnPDz5PA19npYzUXNxz40b_-wBccRLkdsAm1T1UH2tepNj2IvGElDMOmwNNEXiPU3R.jpg)
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: bednayaliza on October 25, 2010, 10:34:43 AM
(http://i034.radikal.ru/1010/df/92fe645cbf74t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/i034.radikal.ru/1010/df/92fe645cbf74.jpg.html)

not really sure, but found this as Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna
Title: Re: Portraits of the Romanovs - XVIII- middle XIX cent.
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on October 25, 2010, 12:35:29 PM
I Also found that one as Anna, Queen of Netherlands at Fine art images portrait gallery