Author: Rafael Esteve Vilella (1772 – 1847) Cameraman of Fernando VII
Title: Portrait of Fernando VII and María Cristina de Borbón
Technique: Sweet carving (Etching and burin)
Dimensions: Plate footprint 180 x 145 mm, in h. 347 x 247 mm
Time Line: 1830 ?
Printer: Real Printer. Madrid
Literal and complete transcription of the inscriptions of the engraving: Under the portrait of Fernando VII : V. López painted it. A. Esteve Camera Recorder. he recorded it. FERNANDO VII. OF BOURBON, KING OF SPAIN. Below the portrait of María Cristina: L. López painted it. A. Esteve Camera Recorder. he recorded it. MARIA CRISTINA DE BORBON, HIS WIFE.
Description: Two miniature portraits in oval format, representing Fernando VII and his wife María Cristina de Borbón.
State of conservation: Very good.
Comments: Printing published for the “Manual Calendar and Guide for foreigners in Madrid for the year 1831”. Portrait of María Cristina based on the original by Vicente López. Prado Museum: general inventory of paintings, 1990; volume I, no. 2780.