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Funeral Catafalque of Maria Amalia of Saxony in Barcelona
Etching on ivory laid paper. 1761
Valls, Ignacio; Grau, Carlos
Funeral Catafalque of Maria Amalia of Saxony in Barcelona
Etching on ivory laid paper. 1761
Valls, Ignacio; Grau, Carlos

The Queen Maria Amalia died on 27 September 1760, leaving Charles III a widower. He never remarried. This etching shows the funeral held in Barcelona. The work of the brothers Francisco and Manuel Tramullas, the print represents different allegories crowned by Eternal Bliss.

Decorations opposite the Royal Palace in Barcelona for the Arrival of Charles III
Etching on ivory laid paper. 1759
Valls, Ignacio; Canals Camps, Joan Pau
Decorations opposite the Royal Palace in Barcelona for the Arrival of Charles III
Etching on ivory laid paper. 1759
Valls, Ignacio; Canals Camps, Joan Pau

To demonstrate that he was the King of all his subjects, Charles chose to disembark at Barcelona rather than Valencia or Cartagena, both closer to Madrid. It was no longer the rebel city of the War of the Spanish Succession, but the memory of the conflicts still lingered. He was given an enthusiastic welcome, with the city lit up for three days of gala festivities and royal audiences, and adorned

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