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Michele Albanesi "Prince Luigi of Naples-Sicily", important miniature!!, 1839
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This work was executed in 1839 as part of a cycle of miniature portraits of members of Neapolitan Royal Family (for another work from the same cycle, see our web #35516).
This miniature by Neapolitan court artist Michele Albanese shows the 15-year-old Prince Luigi (1824-1897) - the second-youngest son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies and his second wife Maria Isabella of Spain.
His full name was Prince Luigi Carlo Maria Giuseppe of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Aquila. He was born on September 19, 1824 in Naples. Already as a young man, Prince Luigi was provided with residence (Palais Campofranco) and annual rent of 60,000 ducats. He was the Commander of the Royal Navy of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies.
On April 28, 1848, in Rio da Janeiro, he married (two years his senior) Januaria Maria, Princess Imperial of Brazil, daughter of Pedro I of Brazil and his wife Maria Leopoldina of Austria (see our web #41615). His sister Theresa (once again, see our web #35516) had been married to Januaria Maria's brother, Emperor Pedro II of Brazil from 1842. Luigi and Januaria Maria had four children.
He died in Paris, on March 5, 1897. His title was "His Royal Highness The Count of Aquila".
According to Saur, Michele (Michaelo) Albanesi was born in 1816 in Naples and died in the same city in 1878 (another source implies that he was born in 1816 in Rome and died in Naples in 1872). Around 1840 he was active in Milan and then in Vienna.
Schidlof calls him "one of the best Italian miniaturists of the middle of 19th century". Similarly, Lemberger and Foster note that he was a good representative of the Vienna School working in the style of Daffinger.
Our additional images nr.8-13 show several of his and his wife's portraits.
Provenance: antique trade, Lisbon
Condition: fairly good; in magnificent original ormolu frame
Creation Year: 1839
Measurements: UNFRAMED:7,9x6,7cm/3,1x2,6in FRAMED: 13,2x11,5cm/5,2x4,5in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: signed and dated "1839"
Creator: Michele Albanesi
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Creator Dates: 1816 Naples-1878 Naples
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