Portrait of Princess Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927), c.1845-46 (cat no 311b) @ Sotheby’s New York [Part 4]

January 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Charlotte Belgium 1845 Winterhalter

Portrait of Princess Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927), c.1845-46 (cat no 311b) @ Sotheby’s New York [Part 4]

As it has become customary with my blog entries, here is a note regarding the sitter’s descendants:

HRH Marie Charlotte Amélie Auguste Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine, Princess of Belgium (Château de Laeken, near Brussels 7.06.1840-Château de Bouchout, Belgium 19.01.1927), m. 27.07.1857 HI & RH Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archduke of Austria, Palatine of Hungary, cr. 1864 HIM Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico (Vienna 6.07.1832-excecuted Queretaro, Mexico 19.06.1867)

All historians and biographers agree that Charlotte and Maximilian had no children. To the best of my knowledge, the allegations that Charlotte had an affair with the Belgian General, Baron Alfred Louis Adolphe Graves van der Smissen (1823-1895), and gave birth to Maxime Weygand (1867-1965), the future French General and Military Commander [see http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxime_Weygand], are still contested.

© Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, 2014

 

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