Family portrait

This Habsburg family portrait probably dates to the early 1880s, shortly after Sisi's son Rudolf marries Princess Stephanie of Belgium. Sisi had two daughters and a son. The men are presumably Prince Leopold of Bavaria (Archduchess Gisela's husband standing left), Emperor Franz Joseph (standing in darker uniform), and Archduke Rudolf center right. The ladies are Sisi (seated left), Archduchess Stephanie (of Belgium standing center), and Archduchess Gisela (seated right).

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by KarlandZita on 12 April 2009.

Keywords:  Elisabeth of Bavaria, Sissi, Sisi, Wittelsbach family, Habsburg family, Empress, Austrian, Archduchess Gisela, Archduchess Stephanie, Archduchess, Wettin family, Princess, long braided coiffure, long curly coiffure, feathered headdress, high neckline, square neckline, collar, lapels, long close sleeves, close skirt, bustle, train, necklace, cameo, floral bodice ornament, fan


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