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« Reply #180 on: April 19, 2013, 07:56:54 PM »
I think that portrait was not based upon a photo. Ella who loved clothes could have had that dressed especially designed and made for that sitting. In that way, she was an artist too.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #181 on: April 20, 2013, 07:23:27 AM »
Maybe Ella wasnt able to pose. That s another reason why the  artist  coild paint a portrait based in a photo.

BTW we dont even know in which year this portrait was made. What if it was painted in the period when Ella was a nun  or even when she was dead?

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« Reply #182 on: April 20, 2013, 07:36:36 AM »
I think most likely it was painted before she became a nun. Dimitri who knew her at the height of her beauty and the time when she was still interested in clothes and party. After she became a nun, it would not fit her new station as abbess to pose for paintings.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #183 on: May 24, 2013, 04:58:23 AM »
Found a new portrait of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth. It's from the collection of Michael Romanoff Ilyinsky, the grandson of Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich. He gave this portrait and some personal collection of the grand duke to the Tsarskoe Selo Museum Reserve. http://eng.tzar.ru/info/info-events/title/?id=3175

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/tokyogensou/57dgw7sg3531.jpg

Well, after looking into the GD Sergei's diary I think the portrait is by Flamenq (or a copy after him) painted in summer 1894. GD Sergei wrote down that Flamenq came to Ilinskoe for Ella's portrait: she would be in the portrait in a dress a la empire (just in January 1894 her empire dress had a great success, see the photo posted above in a few posts before).

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #184 on: May 24, 2013, 12:23:25 PM »
Ella was very artistic in dress and appearances. I think she would have made a good actress. I wonder if she had participated in her grandmother's viviant tableaus. I seen photos of Victoria, Irene and even Alicky in some of those.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #185 on: May 24, 2013, 01:18:32 PM »
Ella did participate but I haven't seen any photos of her--just notations. I think QV dragooned pretty much all of her relations into them at one point or the other!
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« Reply #186 on: May 24, 2013, 05:38:38 PM »
Not quite sure about that. If you look at the Queen Photos. I saw Ducky, Beatrice, Toria & Maud, Victoria (Hesse), Alicky, Luise (Connaught), Mary Loo & Thora...but no Ella...

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #187 on: May 24, 2013, 08:05:45 PM »
As I mentioned, it was indicated in diary/journal entries. She also participated in them in Hesse.
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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #188 on: August 09, 2014, 03:23:34 AM »
Beautiful young Princess


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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #189 on: August 11, 2014, 10:41:02 PM »
She was a sad beauty even then...

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #190 on: October 03, 2014, 06:39:16 AM »
Grand Duchess Elizaveta and Grand DUke Konstantin Konstantinovich, 1911


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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #191 on: October 03, 2014, 11:51:52 PM »
Ella's nuns are very striking looking in their habits compare with other nuns. One of them stood close to KK.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #192 on: November 01, 2014, 01:06:46 PM »
Today 150 years ago grand duchess Elizabeth was born in Darmstadt.

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Re: Grand Duchess Elizaveta - discussion and pictures PART IV
« Reply #193 on: November 01, 2014, 02:00:22 PM »
Happy Birthday!

May her legacy live on and she inspire generations of people for years to come!

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« Reply #194 on: November 03, 2014, 12:10:12 AM »
Her good works and legend of beauty will be remembered by all...