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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #315 on: November 23, 2010, 05:18:38 PM »
Thank you!  :)
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #316 on: November 24, 2010, 07:09:31 PM »
The person looks more like Otto than Franz Ferdinand...

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #317 on: November 25, 2010, 04:46:11 AM »
its franz Ferdinand in late 1880s. Go check his topic and you will realize its him. Otto had nothing to do in that image since he was NOT heir presumptive AKA  Thronfolger

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #318 on: November 26, 2010, 12:45:27 PM »
I found this family portrait quite interesting... according to the caption that it has: it shows the imperial family of Austria joined and a painting of Sissi is behind them on the wall but at the same time you can see at the right at top the ghost of the dead Empress!! This is one of the strangest family portraits that I've ever seen!!
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #319 on: November 27, 2010, 01:50:02 PM »
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #320 on: November 27, 2010, 04:17:28 PM »
The person looks more like Otto than Franz Ferdinand...

The caption says "Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand d'Este" ;-)
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #321 on: November 27, 2010, 04:19:43 PM »
I found this family portrait quite interesting... according to the caption that it has: it shows the imperial family of Austria joined and a painting of Sissi is behind them on the wall but at the same time you can see at the right at top the ghost of the dead Empress!! This is one of the strangest family portraits that I've ever seen!!

Actually this painting is well-known. You can find it in almost every photobook about Elisabeth.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #322 on: November 27, 2010, 05:09:41 PM »
....I think it's Gisela, firstly because I've never seen Elisabeth wear a hat like that, and secondly, the features just look too much like Gisela. While she did bear some resemblance to her mother, I've always observed that Gisela had a bit more of a chubby face, with dimples, whereas Sissi had a less plump countenance. We all know how much she strived for a thin figure!  ::) Soo..I think it's Gisela. Just the whole countenace of the lady seems to exclaim Gisela to me, I dunno why.  ???
I don't think she's Gisela, the lady photographed is quite slim and her face isn't chubby (it's more noticeable in the close up that Elske made (thank you very much for it)), the man is definitively Franz Joseph although his face isn't easy to see.
A agree totally with Katenka, the lady portrayed is really Empress Sissi.

I swear that's Gisela.  It looks so much more like her than Elisabeth.  The nose looks different, as do the ears and that waistline.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #323 on: November 28, 2010, 11:01:00 AM »
I do too Countess.  ;D

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #324 on: November 28, 2010, 03:14:55 PM »
I do too Countess.  ;D

Sigh...not again :(.....thought the discussion had come to an end.
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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #325 on: December 02, 2010, 12:22:32 PM »
It's hard to believe that Sissi would feel interested at having an affair (physical relationships) at knowing her character only a bit, she disliked intimacy with men (she showed it very well at allowing her husband having mistresses) plus not wanting to be pregnant anymore. Two, i doubt that she would like to take the risk of being involved on a scandal after looking the problems of her sisters Marie and Sophie. Three her lonely character was other thing.
I read one time about her that she liked her letting be loved but not letting be touched.
Of course, I'm not saying that she didn't feel certain love for some men, but was only platonic and idealized more that a real affair.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #326 on: December 03, 2010, 12:23:10 PM »
Well...Sisi loved to be adored but not pocessed. She went through that with her husband and it did not work.

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #327 on: December 03, 2010, 01:17:56 PM »
Sissi as an angel behind Franz Joseph

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #328 on: December 04, 2010, 11:44:08 AM »
LOOKS   like a lovely pic............. pity  it does nt  click !

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Re: Empress Elisabeth, Part IV
« Reply #329 on: December 04, 2010, 12:59:18 PM »
Illustration  of Elisabeth next to Franz Jodef in a public act.



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