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Holy Family Chapel

João Frederico Ludovice1730

Mafra National Palace

Mafra National Palace
Mafra, Portugal

Holy Family chapel in the Royal Basilica of Mafra. The marble altarpiece representing the Holy Family is by Alessandro Giusti (1715-1799), an Italian master who was the first director of Mafra's School of Sculpture, founded here in 1753 by King José I.
The chapel is dressed for a religious ceremony with the church draperies commanded by king João V for this church.

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  • Title: Holy Family Chapel
  • Creator: João Frederico Ludovice
  • Date Created: 1730
  • Physical Location: Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Portugal
  • Rights: DGPC/ PNM

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