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Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria Antique Signed Photographic Postcard

£145.00

Fine antique photographic postcard of Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska Marie Karoline Ignatia Salvator (1892-1930), signed in black ink and dated 1918:

"Elizh.Fanny 1918"

She was the daughter of Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. Through her mother she was a granddaughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.

She was born in Vienna on 27 January 1892 to Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria and his cousin Archduchess Marie Valerie, youngest daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. She married at Niederwallsee on 19 September 1912 Georg Count von Waldburg zu Zeil und Hohenems (1878–1955). The marriage was one of love and not a political marriage. Georg von Waldburg had no money or property, and had been hired as a tutor for her brothers.

They had four children, three daughters and a son. She was a painter for some time and died, aged 38, of pneumonia on 29 January 1930. Her widower remarried nearly two years later, on 29 December 1931, to her younger sister Gertrud.

Size: 14 x 8.5 cm approx

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