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Would anyone happen to know who were the godparents of Princess Tatiana Konstantinovna??

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:00:13 PM »
Lynn - what a wonderful work! Your 1914 OTMA is truly beautiful!

I have my gal Maria here

Nicholas II / Re: Nicholas II and Anti-Semitism.
« on: March 18, 2020, 04:31:59 AM »
The police inaction was explained as I wrote earlier. The lower level "on the street" police were sympathetic to the pogrom and the man in charge was dismissed with Nicholas' permission for his mis handling of the events:
"Plehve secured the tsar's agreement to dismiss von Raaben because of his poor handling of the disturbances.  He sent his director of police, A.A. Lopukhin to Kishniev to investigate the conduct of the local authorities at the time of the pogroms.  Lopukhin did not discover any trace of premeditated preparation of the pogrom, but he concluded that the events could not have taken place without the participation of the lower police ranks. "

Here is Spiridovitch's take on Nicholas, from his memoir:
There was an opinion widely repeated in which the Emperor had detested the Jews.  That is incorrect.  As he was a Russian, and a man well versed in political and social history, the Emperor would not love the Jews, however he never once displayed the slightest hatred toward them.  He always showed himself to be as equally fair in regards to them as he was to many other groups.
     Those who created the anti-Jewish policies were acting in accordance with their own personal beliefs, and were hiding behind the Emperor and were trying to make him the scapegoat for them.  All of that was for nothing."

Also, several soldiers of the Orchestra of Nicholas' own Praeobrazhenskaya Regiment were Jews, there was a huge row when Dombadze tried to have them expelled from Yalta during one of Nicholas's stays at Livadia.

Hello! I realize I am 14 years late to this discussion, but would it be possible to share the full citation of the Spiridovitch´s quote? I would like to use it in my thesis, but I do not own the book and it would take weeks before it would get here. Not to mention, at present, I have no idea if the bookstore is even accepting orders.....

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: January 08, 2020, 09:35:31 AM »
Hi there. I´ll see what I can do (unless of course somebody else will sooner) but cannot tell you when I will have time.

Meanwhile here is Maria

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: October 23, 2019, 12:12:31 PM »
Thank you Sanochka and Tim! I wonder if other colourists are still around too???


Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: September 19, 2019, 12:07:47 PM »
Two more

Alix in a tableu vivant

Tatiana with her patients

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: September 19, 2019, 12:01:57 PM »
Thank you.


Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:32:54 AM »
Long time no colour!

Imperial family 1906

Maria the Artist

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:41:42 AM »
Something bigger this time

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:40:26 AM »
Thank you Tim for all the nice comments :)

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: January 03, 2019, 10:28:11 AM »
Thank you! I am trying some new tricks, so here is more practice

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: January 01, 2019, 10:03:17 AM »
Maria my love

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: December 22, 2018, 07:16:11 AM »
Merry Christmas!

Having Fun! / Re: Coloured Pictures XXXVII
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:09:50 PM »

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Upcoming Books 2018
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:31:53 PM »
Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs

The histories of the British and Russian royal families have been entwined for centuries. In the first publication to examine the relationship between Britain and Russia using artworks drawn exclusively from the Royal Collection, Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs interweaves the familial, political, diplomatic, and artistic stories of these two nations over more than four hundred years.

From initial contacts in the mid-sixteenth century, through alliances, marriages, and two World Wars, up to the current reign, this richly illustrated book gives readers a glimpse into the public and personal dealings of these two fascinating dynasties. With new research on previously unpublished works, including Imperial porcelain, arms, costume, insignia, and photographs, together with paintings by both Russian artists and British artists working in Russia, this will be the first time that the uniquely interlinked narrative of the art connecting the two royal families has been presented in such stunning, lavishly illustrated detail.

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