В качестве послесловия к теме о придворных платьях Российской империи #nk_придворныйкостюм. Кутюрная коллекция Zuhair Murad, вдохновленная имперским Петербургом (осень-зима 2018-2019). Очень интересно, как преломился образ российских парадных платьев в воображении ливанского дизайнера, родившегося в католической семье, учившегося в Париже, впервые показавшего свои работы в Риме, а теперь одевающего звезд со всего мира.
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A year of Royal Weddings!
Wedding No 125 - Maria Kirillovna of Russia and Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen. .
On 25 November 1925 Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia eldest daughter of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia and Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna (Victoria Melia) married Karl, son of Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen. .
Through her mother, Maria was a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander II. Karl was descendant of both of Queen Victoria's half-siblings, Carl, Prince of Leiningen and Feodora, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. The marriage was a culmination of descendant of all three of Queen Victoria’s mother Duchess of Kent's children.
In 1921, when fifteen year old Maria visited her aunt, Queen Marie of Romania, spread rumors about a flirtation with the son-in-law of a lady-in-waiting at the Romanian court, resulting in strained relations between Marie of Romania and Maria's mother, Victoria.
The following year, Maria was engaged to Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen. Maria had seven children in all, only one of whom died in infancy during World War II.
Some members of the family did not consider the marriage good enough for a Romanov. Although Marie was said to be in love Ruth her husband, the marriage suffered from her infidelity. It’s rumoured her youngest son who died in infancy was not fathers by Karl. .
Karl was forced to join the German army and was taken captive by the Soviets at the end of World War II. He died in a Russian concentration camp in 1946. .
Maria, left with little money, struggled to support her surviving six children. She died five years later in 1951 of a heart attack at age forty-four.
THREE COUSINS. THREE EMPERORS. A WAR:
In this aspect, the three cousins-brothers had different destinies: The Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King of Prussia and the eldest grandson of Queen Victoria, first cousin of King George V of the United Kingdom, Emperor of India and Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania and Finland, George's first cousin and Kaiser's third cousin, ruled, at one point together, more than a half billion people. George V's father was Wilhelm's uncle; his mother was Nicholas's aunt; Wilhelm and Nicholas II, on the other hand, were at the same time cousins in second and third degrees, by the marriage of a great-aunt (the princess Carlota of Prussia - later called of Alexandra Feodorovna when she converting to orthodoxy - wife of Tsar Nicholas I) and one same great-great-grandfather, the Tsar Paul I of Russia. The three sovereigns had, respectively, a modern army, an unbeatable navy, and a colossal, but incapable army. One (Wilhelm) lost his throne, the other (Nicholas), lost his throne, his family and his life and the other (Georger V) retained his throne, his family and his life. When the war was over, in 1919, George was the only King-Emperor waving from his balcony. The Tsar was resting in an anonymus grave in Siberia and the Kaiser, very nostalgic, in his exile in Netherlands. (Reference: reference: "The Three Emperors", Miranda Carter).
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The portrait in the post shows the Tsar Nicholas II speaking at the opening of the first Duma in the year 1906, in the Winter Palace, however, the Duma building was in the Tauride Palace. The State Duma of the Russian Empire was a legislative assembly that existed at the end of the Russian Empire. Under pressure from the Russian Revolution of 1905, on August 6, 1905, Tsar Nicholas II promised to introduce basic civil liberties provided by broad participation of the State Duma. The State Duma was the Minor House of Parliament and the State Council of Imperial Russia was the Greater House. However, the emperor had full veto power over the proposed laws and often dissolved this assembly. From the creation of the Duma, the laws, in theory, would have to pass through the Duma to be approved. The supreme court remained the Senate, whose function was to evaluate the legislation enacted by the lower house, that is, the Duma.
Imperial easter egg "Renaissance" from the collection of the Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. #HappyEasterA Fabergé egg is a jewelled egg (possibly numbering as many as 69, of which 57 survive today) created by the House of Fabergé, in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917, the most famous being the 50 "Imperial" eggs, 43 of which survive, made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers.
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What better way to say Happy Easter than with a pink, bejeweled Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg @metmuseum ✨🐣🌸✨ Fabergé was commissioned by the Tsars of Russia to create these magical eggs with treasures inside as Easter gifts for the Tsarina and Dowager Tsarina each year between 1885-1916 ✨🥚✨
Posted at: 2019-04-20 09:57:41
THE PORTRAIT OF THE TSAR NICHOLAS II WHO SURVIVED FOR 90 YEARS HIDDEN:
A portrait of Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II, survived the Soviet Union for almost 90 years he was hidden behind a portrait of Lenin. In the year the tsar was crowned, the Emperor's the painting was commissioned for the Petrovski Commercial School Assembly of the Mercantile Society (see the black and white pictures of this post). The secret that this painting hid was eventually discovered by chance. Lenin's painting, which was on display at a St. Petersburg school, was damaged in the 1970s, but its restoration only began in 2013 by a team from the Stiglietz Academy. It was then that beneath a layer of water paint appeared the image of Nicholas II, who was assassinated by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Apparently the painter who painted the painting of Lenin, Vladislav Izmailovitch, in 1924, intentionally preserved the portrait of Nicholas II, painted by Ilia Galkine in 1896, since, instead of painting on the pre-existing figure, destroying it, Vladislav chose to camouflage the Tsar's portrait under a layer of water paint. The portrait of Lenin was done on the back of this picture. Nicholas II's screen is displayed in St. Petersburg, at the Stieglitz Academy. (Reference: https://br.rbth.com/arte/cultura/2016/11/12/imagem-de-nikolai-2o-e-achada-por-baixo-de-retrato-de-lenin_646979). #antiqueframes#antiquepictureframes#russianart#antiquepainting#russianpainter#imperialrussia#nicholasthesecond#nicholasii#tsar#royalportrait#romanov#portraits#romanovs #saintpetersburg#russianempire#beautifulportrait#russianrealism#royalpainting#monarchy#russianmonarchy#antiquepaintings #tsarnicholasii #royalpicturegallery#royalpainters
В эти апрельские дни Зимний дворец празднует свой день рождения. 6 апреля 1762 года по старому стилю (17 апреля н.ст.) в предпасхальную субботу дворец был торжественно освящён, и 7-го (18 апреля) состоялся переезд Императорской четы. Пётр III поселился в бельэтаже юго-восточного ризалита окнами на Луговую (будущая Дворцовая площадь) и Большую Немецкую (Миллионную) улицы. Его супруге Императрице Екатерине Алексеевне был отведён бельэтаж западной части дворца окнами на Адмиралтейство. Великому Князю Павлу Петровичу предназначили южную часть с окнами на Луг и Парадный двор.
На картинке: одно из самых ранних художественных изображений Зимнего дворца -- офорт по рисунку Махаева 1762 года. Вид с северо-запада; ещё отсутствует корпус Георгиевского зала.
Posted at: 2019-04-19 06:52:26
THE PASSION OF A BRITISH SOVEREIGN:
In 1838, the heir to the Russian throne, the Grand Duke Alexander Nikolaevich, future Tsar Alexander II (grandfather of Tsar Nicholas II), arrived in London as part of a tour of Europe. The young Queen Victoria, just 20, had a great impression about Alexander, as she described in her diary: "Monday, May 27, 1839. Windsor. At 7:45 pm we had dinner in the St. George's Room, which was very beautiful. The Grand Duke led me and I sat between him and Prince Henry of Holland. I really am in love with the Grand Duke Alexander. He is a dear, a charming young man. First I danced a quadrille with the Grand Duke. Then a waltz. Then I sat down and danced another quadrille. This was followed by another waltz. Then Grand Duke invited me to walk. He is so strong that by dancing, you must follow him quickly. This concluded our prom at 2:00 am. I've never enjoyed it so much. We were all cheerful. I went to bed around 2:45 am, but I couldn’t sleep until 5 am”. The Tsarevich's father Alexander, the Tsar Nicholas I, immediately called him back when he heard rumors that the Queen and Alexander could be married. Never would a Tsarevich be relegated to the charge of mere british consort. The Queen Victoria's anti-Russian sentiments over the years have surfaced because of the conflicts Russia has had with other countries. Victoria even called Russia "a barbaric country." Alexandra, in turn, called the queen "sentimental old woman." Even so, a daughter of Tsar Alexander II and a son of Queen Victoria were married in 1874 and her granddaughter, Alexandra Feodorovna, married the grandson of Alexander II, the future Tsar Nicholas II, and they became emperors of the Russia. Thus, both Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander II became great-grandmothers of OTMAA.
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Grand Duchess Vladimir 75,63ct pearshaped emerald, great news. The interesting history of the famous emerald of org. 107,72 carats in a brooch on her breast, an important emerald from Tsar Alexander II of Russia.
The gem was part of the Russian Imperial collection for over 100 years before it was given by Tsar Alexander II of Russia to Grand Duchess Vladimir, born Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854-1920), on the occasion of her wedding to his son Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia in 1874.
Великая княгиня Владимир 75,63-каратный изумруд в форме жемчуга, интересная история знаменитого изумруда 107,72 карата в брошке на груди, изумруд от царя Александра II.
Драгоценный камень более 100 лет входил в Российскую Императорскую коллекцию, прежде чем он был подарен Александром II Великой Княгине Владимирской, родившейся княгине Марии Мекленбургско-Шверин (1854-1920), по случаю ее свадьбы с его сыном Великим Князем Владимиром Александровичем в 1874 году. #magnificentjewels#romanovjewels #grandduchessmariapavlovna#grandduchessvladimir#emerald#historicgems#greatjewel#russia#tsar#romanov#romanovjewelry #grandduchessvladimir#tsaralexander #imperialrussia #княгиня #famousjewellerycollector#greatjewelrycollectors
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Portrait of Crown Princess Olga of Württemberg (née Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia) in 1856 by the German painter Franz Xaver Winterhalter.⠀
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna was second daughter of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia. Olga grew up as part of a close family of seven sisters and brothers. She had two elder siblings: Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Grand Duchess Maria of Russia; and four younger siblings: Grand Duchess Alexandra of Russia, Grand Duke Constantine of Russia, Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia and Grand Duke Michael of Russia. Attractive, cultured and intelligent, she was considered to be one of the most eligible princesses in Europe. She spoke several languages, and was fond of music and painting.⠀
Olga met Crown Prince Charles of Württemberg in 1846, in Italy. Her parents wished that she make a dynastic marriage, especially since her siblings Alexander, Maria and Alexandra had married relatively insignificant royal partners. They eventually married on July 13th, 1846 in Peterhof Palace, Russia. Charles and Olga has no children of their own, probably due to his homosexuality. However, they did adopt Olga’s niece, Grand Duchess Vera, the daughter of Olga's brother Grand Duke Constantine. On June 25th, 1864, after the death of his father, Charles acceded the throne and became the third king of Württemberg, making Olga the fourth queen of Württemberg. Charles was enthroned on July 12, 1864.⠀
Olga was noted for her dignity and queenly demeanor. On a visit by the royal couple to Austria in July, 1873, a lady-in-waiting to Empress Elisabeth of Austria noted, "He is most insignificant. She makes a most imposing appearance ... the only one who is a queen ..." When her husband died on October 6th, 1891, Olga became Queen Dowager of Württemberg. She died one year later, on 30 October 30th 1892 in Friedrichshafen, at 70. She was buried in the crypt of the Old Castle in Stuttgart.
Рус/Eng ВЕЩИ, КОТОРЫЕ БЫВАЮТ В МОДЕ РАЗ В 300 ЛЕТ
THINGS WHICH COME INTO FASHION ONCE EVERY 300 YEARS
Известно, что Великий Князь Сергей Александрович выбирал для парчового костюма Николая II, в котором тот появился на серии Русских балов сезона 1903 года, подлинные украшения XVII века в Оружейной палате Московского Кремля.
Знаменитая витрина с древними царскими шапками и двумя Императорскими коронами представляет и "Алтабасный" венец, сделанный из итальянской золотой парчи для Царя Ивана Алексеевича, сводного брата Петра Великого. Его тоже создавали с использованием более ранних украшений. .
Можно легко заметить, что фигурные золотые запоны с драгоценными камнями на шапках Царя Ивана (1684) и Императора Николая (1903) абсолютно аналогичны. Их изготовили в 1624 для Царя Михаила Фёдоровича Московского. 300 лет в обиходе.
Фото: Музеи Московского Кремля.
It is well known that the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia chose in the Armory of the Moscow Kremlin a lot of authentic decorative elements of the 17th century for the brocade costume of Nicholas II in which he appeared at the series of so called Russian balls in winter 1903.
The Golden Brocade cap of Csar Ivan Alekseevich (half-brother of Peter the Great) which is represened at the famous showcase with the ancient Csaren caps and the two Imperial crowns, was also created using earlier golden decorative elements (and brocade was brought from Italy).
It is easy to notice that the frizzy gold items with some precious stones on both the Csar Ivan's (1684) and the Emperor Nicholas's (1903) caps are absolutely similar. They were made in 1624 for Csar Mikhail Fedorovich of Moscow. So, 300 years in usage.
Photo: Moscow Kremlin Museums.
I received this beautiful book to review from Pen and Sword today and I’m so excited about it I’m having to start it right away. After discovering and falling in love with Catherine The Great, my interest in Imperial Russia is growing and growing and I’ve quickly become enamoured by the Romanovs aswell. I am looking forward to Devouring Tatiana Romanov’s diaries and letters and her sisters aswell, as they’re all available or coming soon to Pen and Sword! ——— #russianhistory #romanov#romanovs #tatianaromanov#tsar#tsarita #russia#imperialrussia#russianstudies #historystudent #history#historygirls
Posted at: 2019-04-17 10:17:16
Olga, Tatiana, and Maria Nikolaevna with their mother, Alexandra Feodorovna, and brother, Alexei Nikolaevich.
Livadia, circa 1913
Posted at: 2019-04-17 08:21:55
THE GRAND DUCHESS MARIA NIKOLAEVNA: THE FUTURE QUEEN OF ROMANIA?
January 1917 began in a dismal climate for the Romanov family and their entourage. They all attended the service at midnight and wished each other happy new years. One last breath of imperial ceremonial occurred during an official visit of Prince Carlos (Charles) of Romania and his parents, their nation having at last entered the war on the side of Russia and its allies. Alexandra decided to take advantage of a rare formal dinner - in honor of Carlos, on the day - to introduce Maria officially to the court. Alexandra and Nickolas continued to see the third daughter, albeit affectionately, as chubby and awkward. Elizaveta Naríchkina, the main lady of Tsarina Alexandra, in turn, had hoped that a compromise between Olga and Carlos could still take place, because she found him "charming." But Anna Vírubova, a friend of the Empress, had noticed that "the young face of Prince Charles" had not left Maria during dinner. Before he left for Moscow on January 26, Carlos made a formal proposal to marry Maria. Nicholas laughed with good humor and dismissed the prince's proposal, saying that his seventeen-year-old daughter was just a high school girl. At the last lunch of Carlos with the family, Elizaveta Naríchkina noticed how conspicuously the four sisters kept away from him and only Nicholas made some effort to talk. Behind the scenes, however, Charles's mother, Mary, Queen of Romania, had her hopes renewed on the day they left Russia when she and her husband, King Ferdinand, received encrypted Russian telegrams that spoke of the possibility of marriage between Maria and Carlos. This gave rise to a flame of hope of marriage in the parents of the heir Carlos of Romania. The Queen Mary was surprised and grateful. The only problem was Carlos himself: to know if he really wanted to marry Maria. (Reference: “The Romanov Sisters”, Helen Rappaport). #houseofhohenzollern#houseofromanov#romanovfamily #grandduchessmaria#mariaromanov#marianikolaevna#otma#royalfamilies#princecarlos#princeofromania#royals#imperialrussia#royalromance#princecarolofromania#royalcousins#romanovdynasty #romanov#royalprince
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