Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine.
Baby Nicholas ii with parents Alexander the iii and maria feodorovna
Maximilian of Baden and his , then, fianceé, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia.
As we all know, the engagement was broken ( some says because of Elena s mother, Grand duchess Maria Pavlovna, the eldest) and Elena married prince Nicolaos of Greece and Maximilian, with Princess Marie Louise of Hanover.
Grand Duke Kyril Vladimirovich in a historical costume
Louis Tocqué - Portrait of Mademoiselle de Coislin (1750-59)
Wearing the famous emerald pendant necklace that once belonged to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna.
Princess Marie of Leiningen, neé Princess of Baden. 1860s.
Longchamp, 10 mai 1908
All of Queen Victoria’s kids with some of their spouses. 1865.
A Young Lady with a Parrot (c.1730). Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1675-1757). Pastel on blue laid paper, mounted to laminated paperboard. Art Institute of Chicago.
One of the few renowned women artists of her time, the Venetian Carriera popularized the pastel portrait. In Young Lady with a Parrot, silks, ribbons, pearls, lace, flowers, hair, and flesh are defined with lightness and dexterity. The vivacious portrait of a young woman, with her porcelain-like face, cascade of golden curls, and full bosom (revealed by the parrot), exemplifies the flattering portraiture and technical mastery that brought Carriera international fame.