Each branded on the stretcher ML R beneath a crown and each marked in ink on one rail MP and an indecipherable inscription. The mark MLR is that of Marie-Louise (1791-1847), the Austrian archduchess and second wife of Napoleon.
Marie-Louise was the eldest daughter of Francis II of Austrian and married Napoleon in 1810, giving birth to the long-desired heir, the future Napoleon II in 1811. When Napoleon abdicated in 1814, Marie-Louise returned to Vienna with their son. She refused to join Napoleon in exile, and refused to join him again on his return to France in 1815. She was created duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla in 1816 by the Congress in Vienna. After Napoleon's death in 1821 she contracted a morganatic marriage with Adam Adalbert, count von Neipperg (d. 1829), and in 1834 with Charles René, count de Bombelles. She died in Parma in 1847.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale