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Up Close: Tiara 19th Century (X)
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imperial-russia:

Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna (1784-1803) was the second daughter of Emperor Pavel I and Empress Maria Fyodorovna, who were still a Grand Ducal couple at the time of her birth. She was also a favourite granddaughter of Ekaterina II, who wrote of her: “This little one is of great beauty, and thus I named her Helen, in honor of the beauty of Troy, Helen the Beautiful.” Ekaterina also appreciated Elena more than her sisters for her grace, elegance and talent, as the Grand Duchess was rather gifted in arts and dancing. In 1799 she was married off to the Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, but her marriage was not happy and she died young. Many attributed her death to a longing for her homeland.
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detailsofpaintings:

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun, Madame Grand, Later Madame de Talleyrand Périgord , Princesse de Bénévent (detail)
1783
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vintagehomeca:

(via Pin by Judith Peacock on Bedrooms | Pinterest)
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lylabuchan:

Eugh. This makes my heart sink is such a good way.
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asiwaswalkingallalone:

(via Pinterest)
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speciesbarocus:

Archiginnasio, Bologna.
> Photo by Truus, Bob & Jan too! (2012).
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soundandfury:

Simon Watson for W Magazine.
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