Important rectangular miniature painted in watercolor on paper, depicting Caroline, Countess of Lipona, aged, dressed in troubadour fashion, with her servant.
Inscription lower left : MacDonald for Mercey and dated 1825.
Red velvet frame with easel foot on the back bearing the Murat collections inventory label n°91.
H. 20.1 x L. 15.5 cm.
Cat. exp., Caroline, soeur de Napoléon. Reine des Arts, Palais Fesch, Ajaccio, 2017, cat. 26 p. 84-85.
MacDonald married Napoleon's sister in 1830, but according to Jean Tulard, he married him organically in 1817. Both lived together in Florence, in Annalena's palace, via Romana, where the Queen of Naples seems to be in our watercolor, palace that MacDonald acquired in 1820.