Left bottom corner in Portuguese 'Macao'
A 19th century manuscript note in Italian on the reverse of the panel. English translation:
'Cav. Camillo de Rossi, grandfather of the Marchesa Natalia de Rossi in Farraioli, bought the views of the four Chinese ports in the city of Rio de Janeiro. He found himself in Brazil as Secretary under the Papal legation to King John VI of Braganza, probably in 1807, when the King had left Portugal which was then occupied by the French.'
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