Lot 341: Marie Elysa Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon, oil painting

Est: $100,000 - $500,000
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Description: Marie Anna Elysa Bonaparte, by unknown artist, oil painting. Not signed; Relined; Oil on canvas; Canvas on stretcher: 22.2 x 18.4 inches = 55.5 cm x 46 cm; Old wooden frame: 31 x 27.5 inches = 77.5 cm x 69 cm; References and history: Maria Anna (Marie Anne) Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi Levoy, Princesse Française, Duchess of Lucca and Princess of Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Countess of Compignano (3 January 1777 7 August 1820) was the fourth surviving child and eldest surviving daughter of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino, making her the younger sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her other elder siblings were Joseph and Lucien, whilst her younger siblings were Louis, Pauline, Caroline and Jerome. As princess of Piombino and Lucca, then grand duchess of Tuscany, she was his only sister to possess real political power, though her sharp tongue often caused troubles in her relations with him. Highly interested in the arts, particularly the theater, she encouraged them in the territories over which she ruled.
Condition Genuine, professionally relined, very good condition, natural aging of the oil paint, no visible defects;
Low Estimate: 200000;
High Estimate: 800000;
Original: Yes;
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