Victoria's children (first): Princess Victoria (Vicky), Princess Royal. She became the Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia when she married German Emperor Frederick III. She was therefore the Crown Princess of the UK as well as being known as Empress Frederick of Prussia. She was the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II. She died only a few months after her mother, Victoria, of cancer, in 1902.
ENDE, EDGAR(Altona 1901 - 1965 Nettendorf)Lion - by Koller Auctions
Edgar Ende 1948
King Olav V of Norway, while still Crown Prince, with his new bride, Princess Martha of Sweden. Martha was the daughter of his paternal aunt, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark and, therefore his 1st cousin. Sadly, Martha would never be Queen of Norway. She died of cancer, 3 years before Olav became King.
Anastasia’s watercolors (recently sold at an auction in Denmark) - "Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia’s colouring book, comprising 23 sheets depicting persons, animals, flowers and landscapes. Signed on the inner frontboard Anastasia (in Cyrillic) and some sheets signed and dated AH 1911 (in Cyrillic). Pencil and watercolor on paper. 11 x 16 cm." - Anastasia was born in 1901 and the coloring book therefore dates back to when she was ten years old.
Konstantinos Maleas was one of the most important Post-impressionist Greek painters of the 20th century. Along with Konstantinos Parthenis, he is considered the most important Modern Artist in Greece. Maleas was born and grew up in Istanbul, far away from the Greek artistic centre in Athens. The young painter avoided therefore the influence of the Munich School that dominated Athenian Art. He studied at the Phanar Greek Orthodox College and then left for Paris in 1901 at an age of 23 years…
Beachwear/Bathing Corset: ca. 1902, American, wool, bone, metal. "Therefore, a corset was often required, even while bathing, which, along with an increased participation of women in other sporting activities, led to a burst of inventiveness in corset shapes and types to accommodate every possible activity. This example of a bathing corset is lightly boned, fairly non-restrictive and made of wool, as were many bathing suits of the time."