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Lithograph, image 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4½"). Wove paper; uncut sheet; foxing; publisher's blindstamp.
Miguel I (1802-66), King of Portugal (1828-34). A son of João VI, Miguel revolted against his father, who exiled him to Vienna. After the death of João VI, the heir-apparent Pedro remained in Brazil, where he had become Emperor. Pedro abdicated the portuguese throne in favour of his daughter Maria regent of Portugal, but Miguel deposed her in 1828, with the support of the British Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington. In 1831 Pedro abdicated the Brazilian throne and led an invasion of Portugal, beginning a three-year civil war which ended with Miguel abdicating. He spent the rest of his life in exile in Italy, England and Germany. From a series of portraits by lithographer Antoine Maurin dit l'aîné (1793 - 1860).
For Maria II, see ref. 34516; for Pedro, see 34519; for a British satire criticizing Wellington's stance towards Miguel, see ref. 30580.
[Ref: 34520] £90.00