View of Sintra with what is now the National Palace in the background

Clementine de Brelaz Portuguese
Lithographer Manuel Luis Portuguese

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Sintra (Cintra) is a summer resort near Lisbon on the 'Portuguese Riviera' that historically has been frequented by the royal family and the nobility. Much of the architecture is in the neo-Renaissance style built in the nineteenth century. 

This is from a collection of picturesque views of Sintra by the lithographer and sometime painter Clementine de Brelaz. She was born in Lisbon in 1811, and migrated to Switzerland, as a Protestant convert. According to Carl Brun (Schweizerisches Künstler Lexikon), Brelaz was taught in Geneva by the Swiss landscape painter Alexandre Calame (1810–64), presumably during the 1830s. The series of plates are from a set of 18 with a title ‘Coquis de Cintra: Dessines d’apres et lithographies par CNE B.’, Lisbon, Litografia de Manuel Luis, 1840.

View of Sintra with what is now the National Palace in the background, Clementine de Brelaz (Portuguese, 1811–1892), Lithograph on chine collé on a larger support sheet

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