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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #330 on: February 13, 2012, 07:54:26 PM »


Print of Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna.

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The well known Winterhalter portrait with some different details like the background, the dress of the Empress looks a bit different too, like made with tulle


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Maria Alexandrovna.

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This is remarkable portrait, I had never seen before

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Maria Alexandrovna by Hau.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #335 on: September 16, 2012, 09:16:11 PM »


Maria and Alexander reading together.

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« Reply #336 on: September 16, 2012, 09:59:22 PM »
This is remarkable portrait, I had never seen before

This portrait really inspires my sympathy. She looks sickly and morose.

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #337 on: October 10, 2012, 07:54:09 AM »
Empress Maria knitting:
Natalie Paley website:

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #338 on: October 11, 2012, 01:53:06 PM »
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Empress Maria knitting

Is she actually knitting?  It looks to me as if she's doing some tapestry or heavy embroidery - even carpet work. 

The portraits on the wall are very interesting - I recognise the Winterhalter portrait of her daughter Maria, her son Nicholas, her father-in-law Nicholas I, and a very large photo which looks to be one of the family (where they all look rather uncomfortable).  I'm not sure about the central portrait though - is that Alexander II?  His hair looks wrong somehow - though this could be the effect of some sort of military headgear.  Anyway, a fascinating photograph!

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #339 on: December 06, 2012, 03:04:15 PM »
From a Russian site, The grief of a mother



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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #340 on: December 30, 2012, 05:45:32 PM »
I really like Empress Maria Alexandrovna, as I like Alexander II.  When I see pictures of her, you just have to respect her.  Is there any really good pictures of her mother?

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #341 on: December 30, 2012, 06:04:10 PM »
I really like Empress Maria Alexandrovna, as I like Alexander II.  When I see pictures of her, you just have to respect her.  Is there any really good pictures of her mother?

Here is the best picture I have.  Maybe someone else has it bigger and in color:


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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #342 on: December 31, 2012, 07:13:15 AM »
Also not in colour, alas, but another undated portrait of Wilhelmine of Baden by Johann Grund, c. late 1820s or early 1830s by the costume:


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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #343 on: December 31, 2012, 01:48:50 PM »
Thank you Dru and CountessKate!  Yes it would be great to see the pictures in color.  I wonder if Empress Maria ever commented on the rumors that she may be illegittimate or was she quiet about it?

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Re: Empress Maria Alexandrovna,wife of Alexander II - discussion and pictures
« Reply #344 on: December 31, 2012, 07:22:05 PM »



the first portrait shows in fact Maria A's grandmother Luise of Hesse Darmstadt (1761-1829)
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