Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Painting of the Day: The Marriage of the Queen of Portugal

The Marriage of the Queen of Portugal
Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sometimes, an exceptional and unusual painting is made all the more historically important because of the artist.  Very often, this is because it was the work of a well known painter, or, sometimes, because the painter was not a celebrated artist, but rather, an influential personality.  This is the case with this canvas, the work of The Empress Friedrich (1840-1901).

The unsually fluid work depicts the marriage of Stephanie, Queen of Portugal, to Pedro V. The veiled bride can  just be seen to left.

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