Late 18th century portrait miniature of a Lady, believed to be Maria Luisa di Borbone, daughter of Ferdinando IV, (1773-1802)

Artist/Maker CONTINENTAL SCHOOL (worked 1800-1899)
Dimensions 13.00cm high   
Description She seated beside a column and red curtain background wearing a black striped grey satin dress with delicate lace collar and gold trimmed green bandeau in her curling blonde hair, mountains and lake in the background. She is depicted sewing, an eye glass suspended from gold chain around her neck

in gilt-metal frame

Maria Luisa was one of eighteen children, of the future King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and his wife 's Archduchess Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine ; paternal grandparents were Charles III of Spain and his wife, Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony , while the mother was Francis I of Lorraine and Maria Theresa of Austria.
On 15 August 1790 she married her first cousin Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg-Lorraine , Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Medium watercolour on ivory
Condition Minor fleck of paint loss at the border at 5 o'clock
Ref No. 4328
Price £900.00
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