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This is a portrait of my maternal great grandmother Vita Klesservich. She was the cousin to the Duke Of D’Aosta and third to King Victor Emmanuelle 11 of Italy.

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    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    What a beautiful lady and what a beautiful portrait of her.

  • Totally agree Dave. I think she was only 17 there and the original photo was taken in Alexandria, Egypt.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • natayo
    natayoabout 5 years ago

    stunning and aristocratic- though I sense a touch of sadness- she is (was) a beautiful woman

  • Thank you so much Fred. Back then it wasn’t customary to smile in photos but I agree she did look rather sad but in a beautiful way somehow.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    she was a very classy lassy indeed just by her looks, you can see.soul in native inteligence

  • Thank you Walt, she was very classy. My grandmother maiden’s name was Klesservich which is an Austrian/Hungarian name.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 5 years ago

    Classic beauty! Superb!

  • Thank you Doreen for the wonderful compliment! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 5 years ago
    You had a beautiful and very elegant grandmother, Superb portrait!!!
  • Your comments are always a pleasure! Thank you so much! :)

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    just beautiful John and she looks so regal…

  • Bev, she was an amazing beauty and a courageous woman who brought up 10 children after husband died during the war. She was about 17 here.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    what amost beautiful portrait. what an amazing talent you have!!!!!!!1

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    Ladies like this could teach the girls of today a thing or 2 thats a fact they think the world owes them…..

  • They talk about woman being strong now, but I think back then they were even more so with their resilience and fortitude. The world owes us nothing and we have to earn its respect.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    yes i think they just did it in those days and didnt waffle on about it lol

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonabout 5 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you Stephanie! It’s a big surprise! :)) My grandmother would be greatly honoured!

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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