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A pair of portraits: Charles IV (1748-1819), King of Spain 1788-1808, in patterned blue coat, wearing the sash and breast-star of the Order of Carlos III and the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece; together with Maria Luisa of Parma (1751-1819), Queen of Spain, in sprigged light blue dress, wearing the sash and badge of the Order of Maria Luisa, earring, silver and red ribbons in her dark curling hair
he, signed 'J. Bauzil.' (mid-right); she, signed 'J. Bauzil.' (mid-right)
on ivory
ovals, 1 9/16 in. (40 mm.) high, set in lid and base of a rectangular hinged gilt-tooled leather case
Robert D. Brewster (1916-1995) Collection, New York; Sotheby's, Geneva, 15 November 1995, lot 314.
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Lot Essay

Charles IV of Spain was the second son of Charles III and his wife Maria Amalia of Saxony. He married, in 1765, his first cousin, daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma and they had fourteen children, six of whom survived infancy.
In July 1801, Bauzil received 11 ounces for two portraits of the King and of the Queen (M. Tomás, La miniatura retrato en España, Madrid, 1953, p. 38).

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