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# 43659

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz "Antoine d'Orleans, Infante of Spain", small oil painting, early 1850s

Price: 5900  EUR

(please note additional Austrian VAT (Value Added Tax) applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

Painted in the early 1850s by famous Spanish portraitist Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz as a partial replica of his large-scale work from 1851, it is a portrait of the youngest son of King Louis Philippe of France, Antoine d'Orleans, duc de Montpensier, Infante of Spain. The main, large-scale version, showing him standing in palace interior in full figure, is to see in the Royal Palace of Madrid (see our image nr.). Another partial replica of this portrait we see on the artist's painting that was offered in 2012 at Madrid auction house "Subastas Segre" (see image nr.).

Antoine d'Orleans, duc de Montpensier was born on 31st July 1824 in Neuilly-sur.-Seine and died on 5th February 1890, in Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain. He was the youngest child of King Louis Philippe of France and his wife Maria Amelia Teresa of the Two Sicilies. He was styled as the Duke of Montpensier. On the 10th October 1846, at Madrid, he married Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, daughter of King Ferdinand II of Spain and his wife Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies. They had ten children.
Antoine d'Orleans lived in Spain from 1848 when he and his family had to leave France after the Revolution of 1848. During the Spanish Revolution of 1868, he supported the insurgents against Queen Isabel II, his sister-in-law.
In 1870 he fought a duel against Infante Enrique, Duke of Seville, the brother of King Francisco, and killed him. He was convicted and sentenced to one month in prison.
On 16th November 1870 the Cortes voted for the next king and chose Amadeo of Savoy with 191 votes. Antoine only received 27 votes, and left Spain, only to return in 1874.
His ambitions were fulfilled by his daughter Mercedes, who became Queen of Spain after her marriage to Alfonso XII, son of Isabel II. However, she died at the age of 18, without issue´.
For extensive biography of Antoine d'Orleans see our image nr. and CLICK HERE.

Author of this small portrait, Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (1815 Rome - 1894 Madrid) was the son of of Jose de Madrazo y Agudo, the painter and former Director of the Prado Museum. Federico's maternal grandfather was also a painter, Polish-born Tadeusz Kuntze. His younger brother, Luis de Madrazo y Kuntze also became a renowned Spanish portraitist. For Federico's biography see our image nr.

Our images nr. show several other portrait works of this artist which were offered in the last years at art auctions.

Provenance: Belgian antique trade (as a "portrait of an unknown officer")

Condition: good

Creation Year: early 1850s

Measurements:UNFRAMED:23,0x18,0cm/9,1x7,1in FRAMED: 36,7x31,0cm/14,4x12,2in

Object Type:Framed oil painting

Style: 19th century paintings

Technique: oil on paintboard (oval)

Inscription:-

Creator: Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz

Creator Dates: 1815 Rome-1894 Madrid

Nationality:Spanish

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