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    Sale 5414

    The Sunday Sale

    28 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 29

    PARMESE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    PARMESE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1775
    Portrait of a lady, possibly Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of Naples and Sicily (1752-1814), bust-length, in a blue dress, with pearls at her corsage and ribbons in her hair
    oil on canvas
    22½ x 17 in. (57 x 43 cm.)


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    Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of Naples and Sicily (1752-1814) was Queen Consort and de facto ruler of Naples from 1768 to 1799 and of Sicily from 1768 to her death in 1814, though she lost de facto power in 1812.
    She was the sister of Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza (1746-1804) and of Marie Antoinette.

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