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Zontani
Signed Zontani Charles III Duke of Parma Portrait watercolor paper velvet

19th

$2,763.91

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This portrait, water color on paper 39 x 29 cm, is signed with pencil "Zontani" on the right corner. It displays Charles III, who was the only son of Charles II Duke of Parma and was educated in Saxony and Vienna. He grew up as a restless young man and traveled extensively while he was hereditary Prince of Lucca. For a time he served in the Piedmontese army with the rank of Captain. In 1845, his father arranged his marriage with Princess Louise Marie of France, a wealthy heiress who gave him four children. In December 1847, at the death of Empress Marie Louise, his father Charles II became the reigning Duke of Parma, but abdicated on 24 March 1849. Charles III became the Duke of Parma, Piacenza and the Annexed States. Charles III owed his throne to the support of Austrian troops. He placed Parma under martial law, inflicted heavy penalties on the members of the late provisional government, closed the university, and instituted a regular policy of persecution. His authoritarian policies made him unpopular. After reigning only five years, he was assassinated in March 1854. This watercolor is clearely inspired by a picture of the Duke and it was used as the cover of the book "L'Ultimo Duca di Parma" of Giuseppe Franzè 1984, edited by Artioli.

Details

  • Creator
    Zontani
  • Creation Year
    19th
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Width: 14.97 in. (38 cm)
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Florence, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU124026760812

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