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Offline halen

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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #480 on: August 08, 2008, 12:00:36 AM »
It is not a stupid question. There are going to be many things that you are not aware of, and that is ok. We are all here to learn, and you don't learn if you don't ask.

I'm  not sure I completely understand the term any better than you...so I await for someone to enlighten us.

Please don't be afraid to ask.

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« Reply #481 on: August 08, 2008, 12:36:56 AM »
In those days, full mourning,  usually black or dark purple was for 6-12 months.  Depending on the closeness of the dead person to the one wearing the mourning clothes. Half mourning was another 3-6 months with a  change to lighter colours.  Depending on the court, of course. It is much more simplified, if followed at all nowadays.  Some people were exempt from mourning- pregnant ladies and children, young people. Men got away with  just the black armband.
 There is or was an excellent discussion about this on the forum  somewhere, but I could not find it.
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« Reply #482 on: August 08, 2008, 03:34:23 AM »
wasn't alix in mourning for 12 months after QV died?

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« Reply #483 on: August 08, 2008, 09:43:51 AM »
thanks guys :)

i would expect most of europe to be in mourning after QV

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« Reply #484 on: August 08, 2008, 11:06:38 AM »
QV was a real stickler about mourning, especially after Albert died. I imagine she passed this on to the rest of her family as well. Must have been tiresom.
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« Reply #485 on: August 08, 2008, 12:44:40 PM »
QV seems never to have come out of mourning after Albert passed away. Did she not always wear black after that? Must have been hell for her family
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« Reply #486 on: August 08, 2008, 01:14:58 PM »
I think she wore very dark purple at times. That looks like black in the pictures of the time. I saw one of her gowns at the V&A  once, and it looked like dark purple to me.
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« Reply #487 on: August 08, 2008, 05:54:40 PM »

Aloha all!

I'm in the process of reading "Twilight of Splendor" by Greg King, which gives excellent information about the life of the court and Queen Victoria and family during the year of her Diamond Jubilee.

After the death of Prince Albert she always wore black (or maybe dark purple) relieved only sometimes with white lace, as during her Diamond Jubilee - she also wore a little white cap with a white veil with most of her clothing.

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« Reply #488 on: September 17, 2008, 02:49:57 AM »
Hello,
Is what she put Empress to win in Siberia jewelry from his sister, Victoria, and I read in a magazine that Marie of Romania have also send her jewelry in Russia, whether the Empress at t it also put them?

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« Reply #489 on: September 18, 2008, 03:31:24 AM »
Saphir:


Turquoise:

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« Reply #490 on: October 02, 2008, 08:04:52 PM »
Do you have any pictures of her famous pink pearls?

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« Reply #491 on: October 02, 2008, 08:07:48 PM »

Aloha all!

I'm in the process of reading "Twilight of Splendor" by Greg King, which gives excellent information about the life of the court and Queen Victoria and family during the year of her Diamond Jubilee.

After the death of Prince Albert she always wore black (or maybe dark purple) relieved only sometimes with white lace, as during her Diamond Jubilee - she also wore a little white cap with a white veil with most of her clothing.

Janet R.


Greg kind is wonderfull writer, I'm so addict to his works. Well, in mourning you usually wored the tradditional black for a year.

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« Reply #492 on: October 07, 2008, 02:03:28 AM »
Sketch of the set sapphires:




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« Reply #493 on: November 08, 2008, 08:20:40 PM »
Does anyone know (or have a photo of) the portrait of Princess Alice that hung in Alexandra Feodorovna's mauve room?

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« Reply #494 on: November 09, 2008, 03:48:42 PM »

I know that portrait. It was painted by van Sant in the mid 1870ies. It shows her left half-profile and she is wearing a dark dress and some chains. The background is very dark as well. A very good portrait in my opinion. The House of Hesse owns a copy as well.
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