Nicolas François DUN (Lunéville, 1764 – Naples, 1832).
Miniature portrait of Louise Charlotte Marie Isabelle de Bourbon (Luisa Carlotta di Borbone) (1804-1844), Royal Princess ,of Naples and Sicily, c. 1816.
Fine miniature sur ivoire, signed on the right: Dun
On the reverse, letters CM in hair with manuscript " "Souvenir de Caroline Buonaparte/épouse de Joachim Murat / roi de Naples" (keepsake of Caroline Buonaparte/ wife of Joachim Murat/ Buonaparte"
Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Montagu,
Catalogue of old English silver..., etc. miniatures comprising the property of Mrs. Montagu...Sotheby's Londres, 27 April 1939, lot° 162 repr. (as portrait of Caroline Bonaparte) ;
-Collection of the late Admiral Sir St.Clair Thomson, Sotheby's 9 novembre 1944 (as Caroline Bonaparte);
- collection Michel Papier; his grand- son (coll part. Great-Britain, 2019).
Luisa Carlotta Maria Isabella (24 October 1804 – 29 January 1844), was Princess of the Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain, the eldest daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies and of Maria Isabella of Spain. On 12 June 1819 in Madrid, Luisa Carlotta married her maternal uncle Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain. They had 11 children including king of Spain.
Her son Francisco de Asís, Duke of Cádiz (1822–1902), married Queen Isabella II of Spain
Her daughters María Cristina (1833–1902), married Sebastian Gabriël de Bourbon, great-grandson of King Charles III of Spain, and Amalia (1834–1905), married Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, youngest son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria.
Hair and signature 'Buonaparte" at the back of the frame, are refereing to the souvenir of Caroline Murat queen of Naples. They have conducted for a longtime to a wrong identification of this portrait, known in the Montagu sale as Caroline Bonaparte, sister of Napoléon.
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