Tuesday, 17 July 2018

400) Elisabeth of Bavaria

Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi (1837 - 1898). Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. Wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I. While travelling in Geneva in 1898, she was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist named Luigi Lucheni. Elisabeth was the longest serving Empress of Austria at 44 years. Mother of Rudolf.
- "Her auburn hair is crimped as if it had been recently unbraided and its loose ends tumble over the folds of fabric that envelop her body."
- "She looks over her shoulder at the viewer, with her glorious auburn hair covered in diamonds."

The following portrait was painted in 1903 by Andreas Wildhack on request of Elisabeth's friend Ida Ferenczy.

by Andreas Wildhack, 1903

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