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Bragança, João Carlos de duque de Lafões 1719-1806

Works: 9 works in 15 publications in 4 languages and 59 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Honoree
Classifications: PQ9261.A575, 704.94370946942
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Most widely held works by João Carlos de Bragança
Leilão de quadros a oleo antigos : pertencentes á galeria do Illmo. e Exmo. Sr. Duque de Lafões, existentes no seu palacio ao Grillo (proximo do Beato) em Lisboa( Book )

1 edition published in 1865 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this rare Portuguese auction catalogue. Includes 233 paintings, many portraits and religious subjects, with painting and frame briefly described. The second Duque de Lafões, D. João Carlos de Bragança Sousa Ligne Tavares Mascarenhas da Silva (1719-1806) was of the closest possible affinity to the royal house: his father was the legitimized son of D. Pedro II. A nobleman of great talent and public spirit, he led the aristocratic opposition to the Marques de Pombal. He was also a man of great culture, and while living in exile during Pombal's tenure assisted both Gluck and Mozart. In the quarter-century after Pombal's fall the Duque de Lafões became a dominant public figure, holding high public offices and founding the Academia das Sciencias to assure that Portugal would share the benefits of the Enlightenment. Parts of the library of the Lafões family were dispersed in the late nineteenth century, parts after the political upheavals of 1974. OCLC: 43292569 (Princeton)"--Book dealer's description
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Audience level: 0.79 (from 0.69 for Elogio his ... to 0.92 for Vue du Por ...)