Monument to Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna by Ivan Martos

Monument to Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna by Ivan Martos

Model of the monument to Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna, installed in Pavlovsk Park in 1815, designed by sculptor Martos. The monument depicts a genius holding a charming woman flying up, according to V. A. Zhukovsky, “more heavenly than earthly.” Alexandra Pavlovna – the Grand Duchess; the eldest daughter of Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich, and his second wife Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna.

Since 1799 – the wife of the Austrian Archduke Joseph of Habsburg, Palatin of Hungary. Having left his homeland, he was doomed to the hatred of the new family: by giving her freedom of faith, the Vienna court showed complete intolerance of Orthodoxy. March 4, 1801, Alexandra Pavlovna ended up in childbirth, having outlived her newborn daughter a little. Fast. in 1925 from the Shuvalov Palace Museum.

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