Pen lithograph, printed area 155 x 105mm (6 x 4"). Crease; slight foxing.
Dona Maria II (1819-53), queen regent of Portugal and the Algarves from 1826-28, and from 1834-53, here portrayed at the age of around thirteen. Maria had been nominated by the elderly King Joao VI to serve as regent (as his favoured son Pedro was emperor of Brazil), but in 1828 the Joao's exiled son Miguel deposed Maria, proclaiming himself king. Thereafter Maria travelled to various European courts in search of support. Pedro later joined forces with Maria, warring with Miguel and forcing him to abdicate, restoring Maria to the throne. From a series of portraits by lithographer Antoine Maurin dit l'aîné (1793 - 1860).
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