Spanish Old Master Drawings

Spes Altera. Commemorative medal for the birth of the Princess Maria, future Maria I of Portugal


  • Date: 1734
  • Counterproof. Red chalk on laid paper
  • 114 X 120 mm, paper / 95 mm ø medal
  • Inscribed: “SPES ALTERA.”, top centre; “NATALIS PRINCIPIS BERIAE XVI/ KAL · IANVARI · ANNO /MDCCXXXIV”, lower centre (both texts reversed); “Carpeta [?]/ 1132”, in pencil, on the paper on which the drawing is laid
  • Provenance: Madrid, collection of the Marquis of Casa-Torres; Madrid, private collection