|Artist||Battistelli after F. Bellay|
|Published||n.d. c. 1830|
|Dimensions||Image 275 x 220 mm, Sheet 492 x 405 mm|
Don Maria Francisca (1800-1834), was a Portuguese infanta (princess) daughter of King John VI of Portugal. She was married in 1816 to Carlos Carlos de Borbón, Prince of Spain, conde de Molina. n 1833, Maria Francisca, her husband and children were exiled from Spain because they refused to recognize Isabella II as heiress to the Spanish throne. They went first to Portugal and then to Alverstoke, Hampshire, UK, where she died one year later. A crowd of several thousand were known to have visited the village to pay their respects as her body lay at the rectory awaiting burial at the Royal Pantheon of the Braganza Dynasty.
Ex. Col House of Savoy