Maria, Princess of Beira

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In this portrait from 1753 painted by Portuguese court painter Vieira Lusitano (1699-1783), Maria Francisca Isabel, Princess of Beira was the daughter and heiress of King José I of Portugal (1714-1777) and his wife Infanta Mariana Vitoria of Spain (1718-1781), she was nineteen years old two years later the Lison Earthquake of 1755 would occur which would destroy the Palace of her birth the Ribeira Royal Palace in Lisbon.

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