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Old 03-17-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicky2010 View Post
who can help me to identify the person on the picture? Presumably a descendant of the Queen Victoria!
Not a descendant - a daughter-in-law.
As Marc23 correctly guessed, it is Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia - the wife of Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Edinburgh. The work is by the famous miniature artist David Mossman; it was painted around 1874 and is currently part of the Royal Collection. You can see the details of the miniature at the royal collection website.

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In an article I once read, that the tallness of today´s youth is due to the increased consumption of sugar

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