London, South Kensington
30 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE
Portrait of Empress Theresa Christine of Brazil, circa 1850
Daguerreotype, 5¼ x 4 in., mounted as oval, lightly hand-tinted with gilt highlights, gilt-metal mount, in folding case.
Empress Theresa Christine of Brazil (consort of Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil, née Princess of Bourbon-Sicile); Leopaldine, Imperial Princess of Brazil; thence by descent.
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Kienzl, Kaiser von Brazilien, Herrschaft und Sturz Pedros I. und Pedros II, pp.345-399; Ferrez, Photography in Brazil, 1840-1900, p. 6 and pl. 7.
Several American daguerreotypists travelled through Brazil in the 1840s and 1850s including Augustus Morand who photographed the Emperor and his family in 1842. The presentation of this portrait and case is typical of American work of the period and as Emperor Dom Pedro II did not travel to New York until the 1870s it seems likely this portrait would have been made by an American photographer in Rio de Janeiro.
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