[France] Princess Maria Charlotte Theresa, Daughter of Lewis XVI Born Oct.r 19th 1778.From a Miniature Painting taken at her Arrival at Basle Dec.r 26, 1795. to be exchanged for the Deputies and French Ministers Prisoners in Germany, To Her Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta Matilda Princess Royal of Great Britain, This Plate is with permission humbly Dedicated by her Royal Highnesses most Obed.t and devoted Servant, Chr. de Mechel.
London Pub.d March 29th 1796 by Chr. de Mechel of Basle in Switzerland to be had of his Agent C. Geisweiler No 97 Jermyn Street, St James's.
Coloured mezzotint, partially colour-printed, with small margins, very scarce; 300 x 225mm (11¾ x 5"). Small repaired tear.
Marie Thérèse Charlotte (1778-1851), eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Imprisoned in the Temple Tower, she survived as the rest of her family were executed or died of illness, and was released on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, exchanged for Nicolas Marie Quinette, who had been captured by the Austrians. After exile in England she returned to France with the fall of Napoleon, and during the Hundred Days she remained at Bordeaux until Napoleon's troops came to arrest her. When she agreed to leave to save the city from civil war Napoléon remarked that she was the 'only man in her family'.
Ex. Collection of the Hon.Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Not in CS; or Whitman.
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