Titti Garelli, Italy
Acrylic on Wood
Size: 27.6 H x 19.7 W x 0.8 in
Princess Elena of Montenegro, or more commonly known as Queen Elena of Italy (8 January 1871 – 28 November 1952) was the daughter of King Nicholas I of Montenegro and his wife, Milena Vukotić. As wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, she was Queen of Italy from 1900 until 1946 and Queen consort of the Albanians from 1939 until 1943.
On 28 December 1908 Messina was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Queen Elena helped with the rescuers. This helped to increase her popularity. During the First World War Elena worked as a nurse and turned Quirinal Palace and Villa Margherita into hospitals. To raise funds, she invented the "signed photograph", which was sold at the charity desks.
On 25 July 1943 Victor Emmanuel III had Benito Mussolini arrested. The king left Rome on 9 September to flee to Brindisi with the help of the Allies and Elena followed her husband in his escape. In contrast, on 23 September their daughter Mafalda was arrested by the Nazis and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, where she died in 1944.
On 2 June 1946 a referendum resulted in 52 percent of voters favouring an Italian republic over the monarchy. The republic was formally proclaimed four days later, and the House of Savoy's reign over Italy formally ended on 12 June 1946. Elena and Victor Emmanuel III went to Egypt, where they were welcomed with great honor by King Faruk, but forced to live the rest of their lives in exile. More on Queen Elena
An exceptional watercolorist, Garelli exhibits her work at prestigious Italian and international art galleries. Her illustrations are also sought after by publishing houses and leading international marketing firms. An outstanding portrait artist, Garelli employs in her work the oil, acrylic and pastel techniques. More on Titti Garelli
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