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    Sale 5414

    The Sunday Sale

    28 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31


    Price Realised  


    Portrait of Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza (1746-1804), bust-length in a green coat, and with pearl pendant earrings
    with identifying inscription to an old label (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    23 x 17¼ in. (58.5 x 44 cm.)

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    Maria Amalia of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Hungary by birth; Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla by marriage was the daughter of Emperor Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany (1708-1765). She married Ferdinand of Bourbon, Duke of Parma (1751-1802) on the 19th of July 1769.
    She was the elder sister of Marie Antoinette.
    The present portrait may refer to a full-length portrait of Maria Amalia in the Collection of the Galleria Nazionale, Parma.

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