" Queen Of Sardinia Around 1730 By Maria Giovanna Clementi (1692-1761)"Portrait of Polissena, Queen of Sardinia (wife of King -Charle Emanuel III of Savoy), princess of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg
The portrait, painted between 1730 and 1730, is attributed to Maria Giovanna Clementi
Canvas of 73 cm by 55 cm
Frame of era of 90 cm by 74 cm
Polissena of Assia-Rheinfels-Rotenburg (1706-1735)
Born in Langenschwalbach, Germany today, has 10 brothers and sisters. Her sister Caroline was one of the women proposed in marriage to Louis XV, she actually married Duke Louis-Henry of Bourbon-Condé. Still very young, she was proposed in marriage to Carle Emanuele, hereditary prince of Savoy after the death of her first wife-marriage in 1724. In 1728, after the death of her stepmother Anna Maria d'Orléans, she became the woman the most important and most influential of the Savoy court. In 1730 his stepfather Vittorio Amedeo II abdicated in favor of his son Carlo Emanuele. Polissena becomes Queen of Sardinia, Princess of Piedmont, Duchess of Savoy ... She dies at the age of 28.
Mari giovanna Clementi (1692-1761)
Born in Turin, she is the daughter of a surgeon. She was trained in Turin with the court painter Giovanni Battista Curlando, who advised her to become a portrait painter. In 1733, she resides with her husband in the palace of Count Carlo Giacinto Roero. Some documents show that from 1722 worked for the court, painting portraits of members of the royal family of Savoy.
His famous works:
Portrait of Victor Amedee of Sardinia Portrait of Anne Merie d'Orléans Portrait of the Princess of Piedmont (1722) Portrait of Prince Vittorio Amedeo Theodore de Savoy (1725) Portrait of Princess Maria Felicita de Savoy Portrait of the sons of Victor Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1730) Portrait of Princess Maria Luisa of Savoy (1732) Portrait of Vittoria Maria Elisabetta Gazzelli Portrait of Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia Portrait of Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia Portrait of Polyxena of Hesse, Queen of Sardinia