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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2010, 05:20:40 PM »
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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2010, 12:08:48 AM »
I came across the testament of GDss Elizaveta written by her just after GD Sergei's death. It's a draft in English, now preserved at the Russian State Archive.

And her will about her portraits (which belonged to GD Sergei) is such as:



Found this portrait by Kaulbach. It's b/w but quite pretty though. Love to see this in color. Was it really drawn b/w (charcoal?) or in color?  :) Anyone can help?


This should have been for her sister Viktoria.



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This - for sister Alix.

Here's the full B and w portrait:



This had been given to a museum in St-Petersbourg.

Also she mentions 2 more Kaulbach's works:

A portrait in profile by Kaulbach - to GD Dmitriy P.
Pastel by Kaulbach, enface, red-blue colours, the forest in the background - to sister Irene.

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2010, 08:59:44 AM »
I wonder how many of them survived the wars...

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2011, 09:40:54 PM »
I was able to find this portrait of Ella and Countess Elizaveta Semeonovna Olsoufieff. It was by Kaulbach and was commissioned by Countess Olsoufieff in 1912. The copy was very small, and anyone who has a bigger picture can post it here. Thanks!

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2011, 07:17:58 PM »
I was able to find this portrait of Ella and Countess Elizaveta Semeonovna Olsoufieff. It was by Kaulbach and was commissioned by Countess Olsoufieff in 1912. The copy was very small, and anyone who has a bigger picture can post it here. Thanks!
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I think the portrait of Ella which Svetabel quoted on her post above resembles the one which you are looking for. Or, could they be the same painting?

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2011, 08:30:03 AM »
I don't think it is the same, but it could be another sketch done in the same sitting from another angle.

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2013, 06:07:10 AM »
Unfortunately,only with watermark :(


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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2013, 05:32:16 PM »
Thanks. We finally know the color of that gown.

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2013, 10:25:00 PM »
Indeed! Many thanks Marc!  It looks more beautiful in color! I like the yellow color of the gown. Though I always imagined it to be something pink!

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2013, 05:33:31 PM »
I thought so too with the pink topazes...

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2013, 12:04:19 PM »
Indeed! Many thanks Marc!  It looks more beautiful in color! I like the yellow color of the gown. Though I always imagined it to be something pink!

I imagined something similar too until I found this.... Click here for a huge verssion!!! , just click on the painting...

BTW, this beautiful portrait is now located at the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan



I found it in a pair of Russian sites (mis)labeled as Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (even aged 18!) by Kaulbach, but I see this is in fact her sister, Grand Duchess Ella! :-) I wonder if this is the original and the one posted by Marc is a copy or the opposite ?? >>Thanks to Marc for the other verssion, I like its bright colors!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 12:13:27 PM by Yelena Aleksandrovna »

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2013, 03:16:01 PM »
There were two original copies at least.  One was at Darmstadt, which is probably the one sold recently in Paris. Kaulbach often painted several copies and studies of sitters.

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2013, 06:51:45 PM »
Maybe one in Windsor too...

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #58 on: February 03, 2014, 11:38:34 AM »
Indeed! Many thanks Marc!  It looks more beautiful in color! I like the yellow color of the gown. Though I always imagined it to be something pink!

I imagined something similar too until I found this.... Click here for a huge verssion!!! , just click on the painting...

BTW, this beautiful portrait is now located at the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

I found it in a pair of Russian sites (mis)labeled as Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (even aged 18!) by Kaulbach, but I see this is in fact her sister, Grand Duchess Ella! :-) I wonder if this is the original and the one posted by Marc is a copy or the opposite ?? >>Thanks to Marc for the other verssion, I like its bright colors!


No problem...for years we have been searching for it...I found this one in an auction site,but this is great,to see it without watermark ;) Thnx
« Last Edit: February 03, 2014, 11:40:55 AM by Marc »

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Re: Ella by Kaulbach
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2015, 02:08:21 PM »
Color fragment of Ella's portrait by Kaulbach:

Found another different, sadly the size isn't much good : (



I wonder how many different verssions of this painting exist??