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Portrait of Maria Luisa with one of her four children

Portrait of Maria Luisa with one of her four children, © St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Libraryenlarge


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Object:Portrait of Maria Luisa with one of her four children
Description:Half length shot of a woman in a light urban dress, holding an infant also dressed in a light urban dress.
Comment:Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma (January 17, 1870 – January 31, 1899) was the eldest daughter of Robert I, the last reigning Duke of Parma. She became Princess-consort of Bulgaria upon her marriage to Ferdinand of Bulgaria, the then Prince-regnant (who became Tsar after her death). She was the mother of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria. Marie Louise died in Sofia, twenty-four hours after giving birth to her fourth child. The photograph is kept in the family album of Aleksi Popangelov.
Date:Not before 1894, Not after 1899
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 264mm x 200mm
Image: 143mm x 104mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
300 Adornment
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
570 Interpersonal Relations
640 State
850 Infancy and Childhood
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Национална Библиотека "Св. св. Кирил и Методий"
Archive:St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library, Inv. No.: C A 150_5
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova