The extraordinary beauty of the Empress of Austria and fascinating conversations with her while posing admired Franz the Magnificent-artist Winterhalter. And sissy herself, as Elizabeth of Bavaria was called by contemporaries, was considered a mysterious woman with a dramatic fate. Perfect appearance, adored husband, beloved children, wealth, power and-endless melancholy, which she carried in the soul until the fatal finale. Why? Tell.
Elizabeth was born in 1837, December 24, when the country celebrated Christmas. Everyone thought it a good omen, promising a happy newborn life: at first it was. She was the third child of the eight heirs of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria and his wife, Princess Ludovica of Bavaria.
Joseph Karl Stieler. Princess Marie Louis Of Bavaria
Joseph Karl Stieler. Princess Marie Louis of Bavaria, circa 1828
Joseph Karl Stieler. Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, 1830s Continue reading