Sunday, 1 April 2018

Emperor Franz Joseph’s Study & Guest Bedrooms in the Hofburg

Easter wishes from my sister and I in Canada!
 
Photographs c1885 (below) of Emperor Franz Joseph’s Study in the Hofburg

  

Photographs c1885 and c1904 (below) of Empress Maria Theresa’s Bedroom in the Leopold Wing of the Hofburg in Vienna


Photographs c1904 (below) of the Bedroom for Foreign Guests in the Leopold Wing

Photograph c1886 (below) of the Bedroom in the Radetzky Apartments in the Amalienhof near Empress Elisabeth’s rooms
 

6 comments:

  1. Happy Easter Joanna!
    Fantastic post, I love Empress Maria's bedroom, very luxurious.
    Ghostie x

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    1. Thank you very much Ghosie. The President of Austria occupies the Leopold Wing today. I remember though a couple of decades ago my sister and I were allowed all through Amalienhof, saw the rooms of her ladies, etc and we went into the Leopold Wing coming out of a side entrance.

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  2. Happy Easter to you, Joanna!

    Heads up that the first two images are reversed. I'm sure of this because Winterhalter's - third - portrait of the Empress Elisabeth, seen in the second photograph, is pointing the wrong way. Also, because the desk in the first and third (correct) images is the same one, but taken from the opposite side, so the first would have to be flipped to make the relation to the window match up correctly.

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    1. Thank you very much Stephilius. I have edited the two photos.

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    2. You flipped 'em! Good job. : )

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    3. Now it's clear that Franz Josef was able to see both of the Winterhalter portraits from his desk; he loved her so much....

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