NGV National Gallery of Victoria

Maria Louisa of Parma

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish 1746–1828
Queen María Luisa with a bustle c.1789
oil on canvas
205.0 x 132.0 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P02862)

Lived: 9 December 1751 – 2 January 1819

Wife and cousin of Charles IV.

Maria Louisa was an unpopular queen, whose political meddling was not in the best interests of Spain. She followed her husband into exile, with both dying in the same year. The couple had fourteen children, six of whom reached adulthood.