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'Графиня Воронцова' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 112-156
most recent 13 JUL 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 JUL 18 by MMastnak
Dear Sir or Madam,

at 'Графиня Воронцова'
I suggest you add the transliteration
'Grafinia Vorontsova'
// romanised in accordance with ICAO rules (2013).

With kind regards,
Matjaž Mastnak
Discussion id : 65-853
most recent 17 JUL 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JUL 12 by mashamcl
There is a picture of this rose at the link below (scroll down):
Discussion id : 63-456
most recent 11 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 APR 12 by Eric Timewell
This reproduction of a painting by George Hayter of 1839 of Comtesse Elizabeth Woronzof is in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons.
Discussion id : 63-235
most recent 4 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 APR 12 by Eric Timewell
On 9 December 2003, Christie's put up for sale "a highly important miniature of Countess Elisaveta Ksaver'evna Vorontsova (1792-1880)". The catalogue said "Elisaveta, a great niece of Potemkin, met Mikhail Vorontsov (see lot 264) in Paris when she was 23 and married him there in 1819. Born into one of the oldest Polish families, she brought with her a huge family fortune. The couple returned to Russia in 1823 where her husband became governor of the Caucasus until 1844. They richly entertained in their magnificent palace in Odessa, and this is where the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin became a member of her salon. He addressed many lyrical poems to her and they became very close. Count Sollogub described her as 'Short, podgy, with slightly heavy and irregular features, Princess Vorontsova was nevertheless one of the most captivating women of her time. Her whole personality was full of such a sweet and ravishing grace, such a charisma, of a natural elegance, that it is easy to see how men like Pushkin, Raevsky and many, many others fell head over heels in love with her'."
Her husband, Count Vorontsov, appointed von Hartwiss, the rose's breeder, to his job at Nikita Botanic Garden.
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