Their Drawing Room Antiques of Newport Rhode Island
# 5733. A fine portrait miniature depicting Louise de Savoie. Size: 2 3/8" x 3 1/2". Condition: without issue. Writing on the back "Louise de Savoie - painted by Hall": "Princess Maria Teresa of Savoy-Carignan (Marie Thérèse) (8 September 1749 3 September 1792) was a member of a cadet branch of the House of Savoy. She was married at the age of 17 to Louis Alexandre de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Prince de Lamballe, the heir to the greatest fortune in France. After her marriage, which lasted a year, she went to court and became the confidante of Queen Marie Antoinette. She was killed in the massacres of September 1792 during the French Revolution." The artist may be Peter Adolf Hall (1739-1793). Inquiries.
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