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Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaievna by Christina Robertson (Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moskva)

Portrait of Princess Elizaveta Alexandrovna Tchernicheva by Alexis-Joseph Perignon, 1853

German born Princess Louise of Baden, also known as Elizaveta Alexeevna, wife of russian tsar Alexander I. 1807

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia by Vladimir Ivanovich Hau, ca 1840 Russia

Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Artist: Robertson Christina Location: Hermitage Museum

Portrait of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna Author: Franz Kruger Origin: Germany, 1836

Olga Grand Duchess of Russia 1856, by Winterhalter

Raspberry silk ball gown, 1820's. Evening dresses of the 1820s were decorated with all types of fancy borders including rouleaux, the bands of bias cut fabric stuffed with wool or cotton that would provide additional body and shape at the hemline. In addition the hemline is decorated with a pinked silk ruffle above the rouleaux and above that a scalloped flounce accented with satin appliques that appear to be flower buds about to open. The dress has a slightly empire waistline with the bodice fitted with a series of three vertical darts on both sides of the bust. The neckline is rounded and set off by delicate hand made lace and satin trim. The satin is carried around the neckline and extends in layered "petals" across the puffed short sleeves. Each petal is edged in lace and the sleeves are decorated with the same bud shapes and scalloped edging as is found at the hemline. Back closure with hooks and eyes. The sleeves are lined with a fine silk gauze.

Memories of the servant of the royal family, Alexei Volkov.

Circa 1900, Tsarskoe Selo

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna,

Жемчужное ожерелье. История в картинках.

Nicholai Bodarevsky (1850-1921) Portrait of the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. 1907 The Hermitage Museum.