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Title: El Rey
Creator: Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1784-1833
Collar y Castro, Silvestre
Publication Info: Madrid : , January 27, 1819.
Physical Details: 21 x 30 1/2 cm
Physical Condition: Creased pages.

Summary: Letter from the king announces and mourns the death of Queen Doña Maria Isabel Francisca de Braganza on December 26, 1818. Purpose of the letter is so that the kingdoms in the Indias and Philippines can conduct the customary funeral rites. Letter delivered by Silvestre Collar y Castro, Secretary of the Council of Indies.
Historical Notes: Queen Maria Isabel de Braganza was the second wife of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. She was an avid collector of fine art and was actively involved in efforts to establish an art and natural history museum in Spain with her husband. Much of her art collections became the basis of the Prado museum, which was inaugurated on November 17, 1819 in Madrid as the first great public museum of Spain. Walter W. S. Cook. "New Art Museums in Spain." College Art Journal 17, no. 3 (1958): 302-08.

Subject(s): Death -- Social aspects -- Colombia
Mary Isabella Francisca of Braganza, Queen, consort of Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1797-1818 -- Death
Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1784-1833

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 619