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Berlin of Queen Maria I

Ceremonial vehicle used in 1790 by Queen Maria I, at the ceremony for the consecration of the Basilica of Estrela, in Lisbon. The model of the body is a transition between the Coach and the Berlin, however the suspension uses the Berlin method. The gilt woodwork is attributed to Silvestre Faria Lobo e Barros Laborão.

Berlin of Queen Maria I
1
The panels of the body display paintings by Pedro Alexandrino de Carvalho and may have been painted for the inauguration of the Basilica.
2
The body is closed, with sculpted elements in French Louis XIV and Louis XV style.
3
On the hood, are the Coat of Arms of Portugal and initials M.P.R.P.
4
The interior is upholstered in green velvet.
5
The rear upper panel features the image of Apollo in his car, surrounded by Muses, and the images of Geometry and Astronomy. On the bottom, the images of Architecture and Sculpture.

Some Facts

  • Century
  • 18th (end)
  • Vehicle
  • ceremonial
  • Work
  • Portuguese
  • Inv
  • V 0039
  • Dimensions
  • 567 x 189 x 275 cm

1 – The panels of the body display paintings by Pedro Alexandrino de Carvalho and may have been painted for the inauguration of the Basilica.

2 – The body is closed, with sculpted elements in French Louis XIV and Louis XV style.

3 – On the hood, are the Coat of Arms of Portugal and initials M.P.R.P.

4 – The interior is upholstered in green velvet.

5 – The rear upper panel features the image of Apollo in his car, surrounded by Muses, and the images of Geometry and Astronomy. On the bottom, the images of Architecture and Sculpture.

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