TheMauveRoom

Grand Duchess Maria: 1914. 

Colored by me.

I do not give permission for anyone to sell this colored image. The original image does not belong to me but the artwork does. You are welcome to share this image as long as you give me credit and retain the watermark. 

(Sorry followers, I have had trouble with dishonest people on the internet trying to sell my colored photos in the past.) 

A charcoal drawing by the Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich: 1886.

A charcoal drawing by the Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich: 1886.

I was just on the alexanderpalace forum and found that someone is taking photos off of blogs and the forum itself and trying to sell them on ebay as “rare.” Two of them are photos that I colorized and forgot to watermark. I am absolutely disgusted that someone would be that dishonest and that someone would think it was ok to steal my artwork. (the photos don’t belong to me, but I did take the time to color them.) I color photos for fun and for my followers’ enjoyment. If you are the person who did this PLEASE STOP. The person’s name is woody-iow on ebay. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS PERSON. They have stolen my artwork and that of others and are selling things that are public domain. They even managed to remove the watermark from one of mine. I am very upset and will be reporting them to ebay. I will probably not be posting my colored photos any more thanks to these unscrupulous people. It makes me really sad. 

Edit: Found the one that is my icon on there too. I even had that one watermarked. That is my favorite and is framed in my room. I worked so hard on it and I can’t believe that people are so dishonest. 

A painting of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

A painting of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

My finished (for now) embroidered Romanov crest.

The more I look at it, the more I think that the center needs something. I’m thinking of doing the monogram of Nicholas II. The picture I used for reference had feathers, but to be quite honest I’m too lazy to do them all. 

My finished (for now) embroidered Romanov crest.

The more I look at it, the more I think that the center needs something. I’m thinking of doing the monogram of Nicholas II. The picture I used for reference had feathers, but to be quite honest I’m too lazy to do them all. 

Art work by the Grand Duchesses (top) and Tsarevich on display at Livadia. It looks like the girls may have done some drawings using each other as models. 

Some artwork done by Grand Duchess Maria. Maria was described as rather lazy by her tutors, but she loved to paint when the spirit moved her. She always drew and painted with her left hand, but wrote with her right hand. 

Source: Thirteen Years at the Russian Court by Pierre Gilliard