Saturday, July 11, 2009

Portraits of Princess Stephanie

Stephanie (1864-1945), born Princess of Belgium, as Crown Princess of Austria-Hungary.
Another painting of Stephanie.
A painting of Stephanie and her husband, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary, on a walk in the countryside.


Lucy said...

She is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the first painting of her. Thanks:)

May said...

Yes, I can't understand why her mother-in-law, Sissi, was so mean about her looks- apparently she called her a "moral heavyweight," an "elephant," and criticized her "yellow hair."

Anonymous said...

Don't be too hard on Sissi, her mother-n-law treated her even worse. Maybe Sissi was just venting on Stephanie. Sissi was wrong though. Stephanie was a beauty, & from what I've read a real sweetheart as well.

May said...

Yes, Sissi had a lot to deal with.