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  • I die; whilst I live I will support the children: but Hermine is a good girl - she who can, at her time of life, give herself up to the care of a sick parent, and find delight in her duty, will make a good wife.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • They rowed out till they were beyond the range of any spying eye and Karl began at once to call Hermine to account as regarded Ruckstuhl, telling her of the latter’s words and acts.

    Paras. 100–199

  • According to Antoine Vuillermet, the creator of Lostmarc'h, "Hermine" in the name of the scent is there to signify Brittany's symbol and flag: "One winter day our queen Anne de Bretagne was hunting the Hermine for its white fur, in front of a dirty pond, the Hermine stoped.

    Lostmarc'h L'Eau de L'Hermine

  • As patrons of the Secession, the city's chief modernist movement, the Gallias commissioned Gustav Klimt to paint Hermine's portrait in 1903 and bought one of his "forest interiors" the same year.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • Moriz, a dozen years older than Hermine, was also her uncle.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • His fee for a life-size portrait like Hermine's was 10,000 crowns, or $100,000 in today's money, making Klimt "Vienna's most expensive contemporary artist," the author says.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • For Hermine's decidedly flattering portrait, he "designed her clothes himself and had them made by Flöge."

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • Their arranged marriage in 1893 might have been expected to be unhappy, but the union proved loving and faithful, as Hermine's diaries and surviving letters attest.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • Hermine had four children: Erni, Gretl and twins named Käthe and Lene.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia

  • Hermine and Moriz had passed away by the start of the war, and the rest fled to Australia.

    Out of Austria, Into Australia


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