-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Wilfrid Laurier.

Lourier

Sir Henry Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919) politician, seventh Prime Minister of Canada, the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada (1896 – 1911), Liberal.

Nickname : “Great Conciliator”.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

Thomas D’Arcy McGee.

MGee

Thomas D’Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee (13 April 1826 – 7 April 1868) an Irish immigrant, politician, journalist, poet, one of the Fathers of the Canadian Confederation, member of Canadian Parliament (Liberal-Conservative Party), was shot after making a speech in the House of Commons 7 April 1868.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Victoria

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

-=-=-=-Happy Victoria Day!-=-=-=-

  Queen Victoria (May 24,1819 – January 22, 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Impress of India. The last monarch of the House of Hanover.

She was born to be a Queen, she was raised to be a Queen, and she did everything to stay a Queen.

During her reign she earned names like “The Widow of Windsor”(after her husband death) and “The Grandmother of Europe”(because through the marriages of her children she was related to nearly all royal families of Europe). She was a national symbol of Great Britain and was the embodiment of a very complicated historical period called “ The Victorian Era.”

Queen Victoria was an incredibly paradoxical figure.

She was beautiful, earnest, egoistic. She was terrifically stubborn and at the same time easily manipulated. She liked flattery and her Prime Minister Disraeli practically built their relationship using this weakness of hers.

She symbolized the epoch of new values and social achievements but did not accept them.

She was an icon of motherhood but hated pregnancy and childbirth.

She had nine children and forty two grandchildren but felt herself uncomfortable in the presence of kids.

She desperately wanted to be independent  and even sent her mother away after becoming a Queen. But very soon she proposed to her first cousin and married him.

She did not want to share the rule of the country with her husband but later she said that “We women are not made for governing”.

She was the first monarch who traveled by train but was completely indifferent to the technological innovations which dramatically changed everything around.

She was a woman but opposed giving women the right to vote.

There were seven attempts on her life (1840-1882) but they only increased her popularity.

Doll “Young Queen Victoria”. Created:  2010. Wax. Height  23 cm.

© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

=-=-=-Happy Victoria Day!-=-=-=

In Honour of Queen Victoria’s Birthday.

Vict.3

Queen Victoria (24 may 1819 – 22 January 1901) – Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Impress of India. The last monarch of the House of Hanover.

She was born to be a Queen, she was raised to be a Queen, and she did everything to stay a Queen.

During her reign she earned names like “The Widow of Windsor”(after her husband death) and “The Grandmother of Europe”(because through the marriages of her children she was related to nearly all royal families of Europe). 

Queen Victoria was an incredibly paradoxical figure.

She was beautiful, earnest, egoistic. She was terrifically stubborn and at the same time easily manipulated. She liked flattery and her Prime Minister Disraeli practically built their relationship using this weakness of hers.

She symbolized the epoch of new values and social achievements but did not accept them.

She was an icon of motherhood but hated pregnancy and childbirth.

She had nine children and forty two grandchildren but felt herself uncomfortable in the presence of kids.

She desperately wanted to be free and even sent her mother away after becoming a Queen. But very soon she proposed to her first cousin and married him.

She did not want to share the rule of the country with her husband but later she said that “We women are not made for governing”.

She was the first monarch who travelled by train but was completely indifferent to the technological innovations which dramatically changed everything around.

She was a woman but opposed giving women the right to vote.

There were seven attempts on her life (1840-1882) but they only increased her popularity.

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Doll “Young Queen Victoria”

Created: 2010

Height: 23 cm (sitting position, without the crown)

Material: pigmented wax, wire, fabric

Costume: three layers of clothing

© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) – Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Impress of India. The last monarch of the House of Hanover.

Queen Victoria

She was born to be a Queen, she was raised to be a Queen, and she did everything to stay a Queen.

During her reign she earned names like “The Widow of Windsor”(after her husband death) and “The Grandmother of Europe”(because through the marriages of her children she was related to nearly all royal families of Europe). She was a national symbol of Great Britain and was the embodiment of a very complicated historical period called “ The Victorian Era.”

Queen Victoria was an incredibly paradoxical figure.

She was beautiful, earnest, egoistic. She was terrifically stubborn and at the same time easily manipulated. She liked flattery and her Prime Minister Disraeli practically built their relationship using this weakness of hers.

She symbolized the epoch of new values and social achievements but did not accept them.

She was an icon of motherhood but hated pregnancy and childbirth.

She had nine children and forty two grandchildren but felt herself uncomfortable in the presence of kids.

She desperately wanted to be free and even sent her mother away after becoming a Queen. But very soon she proposed to her first cousin and married him.

She did not want to share the rule of the country with her husband but later she said that “We women are not made for governing”.

She was the first monarch who travelled by train but was completely indifferent to the technological innovations which dramatically changed everything around.

She was a woman but opposed giving women the right to vote.

There were seven attempts on her life (1840-1882) but they only increased her popularity.

Doll

Created: August-September, 2010

Height: 23 cm (without the crown)

Material: wax, wire, fabric

Costume: three layers of clothing

© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA