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Conte Ludovico Girolamo Caprara (1621-1695) (postmortem inventory 1710: for this and other inventory details see M. Zancolich, op. cit., p. 109).
His nephew, Conte Niccolò II Caprara (1665?-1724).
His son-in-law, Conte Francesco Raimondo Montecuccoli Caprara (1702-1780).
His heir, Conte Carlo Caprara (1755-1816), Palazzo Caprara, Bologna; the Palazzo Caprara and its collection were sold in 1806, after bankruptcy proceedings, to the 'Intendenzza dei beni della Corona' (see Zancolich, pp. 41-42); in 1811-1813, the Palazzo Caprara and its collection were ceded from the latter institution, by orders of the Emperor Napoleon, to the daughter of his stepson (Eugène de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy)
Joséphine Maximilienne Eugénie Napoléone de Beauharnais (1807-1876), created by Imperial decree Duchesse de Galliéra in 1813 and married Oskar Bernadotte, hereditary prince (and later King Oskar I) of Norway and Sweden in 1823; the Duchy of Galliera and the Palazzo Caprara, with its collections, were sold by Prince Bernadotte in 1837 to
Marchese Raffaele de Ferrari (1803-1877), created Dica di Galliera in 1843.
His wife, Duchessa di Galliera, née Maria Brignole-Sale (1811-1888); presented by her in 1877, with the Palazzo Caprara and its collections, according to Italian royal decree, to
Antoine Marie Philippe Louis d'Orléans, Duc de Montpensier (1824-1890), 5th son of Louis, King of the French.
His son, Don Antonio d'Orléans y Borbón (1866-1930). 4th Duca di Galliera (from 1895).
M. Zancolich, Il Collezionismo nella famiglia Caprara dal XVII secolo alla dispersione: dati e ricerche (unpublished thesis, Università degli Studi, Bologna), 2002, pp. 108-109, no. 5 and 314, illustrated p. 154.