Empress Maria Fedorovna's Favorite Residences in Russia and Denmark

Author(s): G. Korneva, T. Cheboksarova
Language: English, Danish, Russian
Year of publishing: 2006, 2010 (English)
2008 (Danish)
ISBN: 5-87417-231-7 (Eng. 2006)
978-5-87417-331-9 (Eng. 2010)
978-5-87417-278-7 (Danish)
Format: 226 х 298 mm
Pages: 264
Pictures: about 500,
color, black & white (2006, 2008),
black & white only (2010)
Cover: hardcover (2006, 2008)
paperback (2010)
Run: printed as needed (English, 2010)
500 (Danish)
Price including VAT 10% (delivery not included): 1100 rub (English, 2010)
The book in English temporary unavailable, reprint will be soon
1760 rub (Danish)

When the Court jeweler Carl Faberge created his next masterpiece in 1890, the Easter egg, he drew on important events from Maria Feodorovna's life, and in doing so he presented her destiny in an unusually artistic way. In essence, the egg presents the story of her life in both Russia and Denmark.  

The "surprise" hidden in this Faberge egg, which depicts Maria Feodorovna's favorite residences, could be thought of as a guide to this book.  In tracing the progression of paintings on this delicate screen one, can examine the places that were especially dear to the Danish Princess who became a Russian Empress. There are the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the summer residences at Bernstorf and Fredensborg, the small "Keizervilla" near Fredensborg, and Villa Hvidoere in Denmark. Her life in Russia is represented by the Anichkov Palace in Petersburg, Gatchina Palace, and the Cottage at Peterhof.

Some photographs were given to authors by American historian of Romanov' Dynasty   Stephen de Angelis and the Director of Slavic and Baltic Division of New York Public Library Edward Kasinec. 

In 2010, the English edition was reprinted in paperback cover with black & white photos only. This book has been published in Russian, English and Danish.

See also the last published book of the authors "Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna".

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