Queen Luise of Prussia

August 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm (books, british royalty, entertainment, europe, history, jane austen, people, portraits and paintings) (, , , , , , , , , )


I first encountered Queen Luise in the delightful little portrait by Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun (see her oeuvre at Batguano). So it was wonderful to see a book dedicated to her clothing mentioned on Kleidung um 1800Sabine always finds the most fascinating books! I only wish my German language skills weren’t so rusty…

The book is Luise –  Die Kleider der Königin. The television “short” I found about the exhibition which was the basis for the book is also in German: but it is a FEAST for the eyes. Take a look:

 

Aren’t these DETAILS simply gorgeous?
Such well-preserved gowns are so wonderful to see.

And here is the Queen herself:

Some links which will tell you about the royal residence and the exhibition:

The woman German World magazine called “the ‘Lady Diana’ of the 19th century“, was born Duchess Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz — niece to Britain’s Queen Charlotte.

Queen Luise would not live to see the end of the Napoleonic Wars; she died in July 1810 – aged only 35. Her husband, Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia Mary Gosling would mention in her earliest (1814) diary.

Read more and See more Königin Luise via google.

Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Sabine said,

    I really love this book/catalogue. Lots of information about clothing and accessories, fashion magazines and fashion plates. It covers photos of the extant garments and accessories, prints of her paintings/portraits and plenty of fashion plates. I do regret that I haven’t been to the exhibition back then.

    Sabine

  2. Janeite Kelly said,

    HI, Sabine – I gather, then, that the book is WELL worth seeking out. I want to read more about Luise!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: