AOSTA (Duchess of, Maria Letizia Bonaparte, 1866-1926, one of the three children of Prince Napoléon and Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, wife of Prince Amadeo, Duke of Aosta, former King of Spain)

Fine Portrait Photo by the Studio Lovazzano e Sorella in Turin, Signed "Letizia" and inscribed in French, "To the delicious baby Roger Masure" with the place and date, showing her half length backwards and turning towards the camera, leaning on a railing and looking pensive, 6¼" x 4½" in mount 9½" x 7", Turin,

On their marriage in 1888 Maria Letizia became the Duchess of Aosta, as Amadeus was known before and after his kingship as Duke of Aosta. Their marriage was instrumental in almost reviving French hopes of reinstating the Bonaparte dynasty into a position of power, as seen in the days of Napoleon III. The couple lived in Turin and had one son, Prince Umberto, Count of Salemi (1889–1918), who died of the Spanish flu during World War I. Maria Letizia was widowed after less than two years of marriage since Amadeus died on 18 January 1890.
Au délicieux bébé Roger Masure.
I would rather say : To the delicious baby Roger Masure.

Item Date:  1913

Stock No:  41729      £475

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