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The Hohenzollern / Re: The Grand Ducal Family of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
« on: November 17, 2005, 11:29:40 AM »
Some more pics of Friederike:

a bust by Schadow from 1794

An other one from 1795:

An her tomb in Herrenhausen:

The Habsburgs / Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part I
« on: September 27, 2005, 07:57:46 AM »
I was really surprised finding this discussion board! (I made a Google search to find a reproduction of one of the two lost portraits of Elisabeth by Leopold Horovitz...)I'm writing my tesis on the representations of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth, so if you've any questions in the future, just ask me! (I see people here discussing about pictures as well...  :) )

This portrait of the Emperor was painted by the Hungarian painter Fulop Laszlo (Pest, 1869 - London, 1937) in 1899. It was done from life and made by the commission of the Royal Hungarian Institute of Geology. The portrait of empress Elisabeth posted by Lisa on 16th January is also Laszlo's work from the same year. Naturally that's a posthumous portrait of the empress.
After the success of his first exhibition in London in 1907, Laszlo moved to London with his family and became a British citizen in 1914. Laszlo (as Philip Alexius de Laszlo) was one of the most successful portait-painter of his age. He also painted some portraits of King George V and Queen Mary, Edward VII, Emperor Wilhelm II, Mussollini, Theodore Roosevelt, the later King George and the later Queen Mum; the later Queen Elizabeth II as a child etc. etc. In 2004 there was a huge exhibition of his works at Christie's in London. For further information  go to

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