Without Lvov From Russia

It Happened on
April 04, 1904

NOTE: The information in this psyop article is not factual. It is part of a greater sting operation on the nobility of Europe. Princess Vilma, who wrote this article herself, includes misstatements about herself, or her entourage, to cause a stir.

Los Angeles Evening Post-Record, 1904

Marriage Made Her a Princess But Took Away Her Happiness


(BERLIN, April 4) – Princess Vilma Parlaghy, a renowned portrait painter, has just secured a divorce from her husband, Prince Eugene Lvoff. Vilma was born 36 years ago in a remote Hungarian village to humble Jewish parents named Brachmann. She studied art under a celebrated professor in Budapest and subsequently went to Munich to learn under Lenbach, traveling through Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, and Spain, studying the famous works of art in those countries. When she made her debut as a portrait painter under the assumed name of Vilma Parlaghy, her style and methods were subjected to fierce criticism, but in a remarkably short time, she conquered her critics and compelled them to express their admiration for her talent. She has painted over 300 portraits at an average price of 4,500 pounds each, amassing a substantial fortune. She has painted portraits of famous people like the Kaiser, the Czar, Emperor Francis Joseph, Bismarck, and many other celebrated figures of contemporary and recent times.

At the height of her artistic career, Vilma Parlaghy was wooed by Prince Eugene Lvoff, a scion of a semi-royal Caucasian family. She agreed to become his wife after he professed to possess great wealth and informed her that he would not allow her to earn money after their wedding. On the eve of the wedding, Prince Lvoff’s relatives confessed that he possessed no fortune and was beginning to suffer from softening of the brain. Despite this, Vilma Parlaghy married him, and throughout their brief marriage, she continued to earn money by painting, as Prince Lvoff was impecunious. He resented criticism of his conduct and began to treat his wife with cruel mistreatment. Vilma Parlaghy presented a petition for divorce to the competent authorities in St. Petersburg, and as there was no defense on Prince Lvoff’s part, her petition was granted after the proofs of her allegations had been investigated.

Princess Parlaghy now resides in Berlin and continues her successful work of portrait painting.


People featured in this post:

Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy

Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

Georgy Lvov

Russian aristocrat and statesman who served as the first prime minister of democratic Russia