Embassy Cars Embassy Cars

Unknown author

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

The three main coaches of the Embassy of the Marquis of Fontes, sent by king João V to Pope Clement XI, in Rome in 1716, are unique examples of Italian baroque. As a result of this grand Embassy, Portugal obtained the Patriarcal status for thr Royalm Chapel.


  • Title: Embassy Cars Embassy Cars
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: End of 18th century
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Rome, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 262 cm x 176 cm x 364 cm
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - Pedro Beltrão e Nuno Augusto
  • Medium: Wood, iron, bronze, silk, silk velvet, gold gallon, glass

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