Countess of Chinchon

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The Condesa de Chinchón, by Francisco Goya

The Condesa de Chinchón (Countess of Chinchón)[1] was painted by Francisco Goya about 1800, and is held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. The painting depicts María Teresa de Borbón, 15th Countess of Chinchón, who had been encouraged by Queen Maria Luisa of Parma and by opportunism to marry Manuel de Godoy, the Prime Minister, in a marriage of convenience.

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  1. ^ An earlier conde de Chinchón was the European discoverer, in 1638, of the South American native remedy chinchona bark, after whom the plant and bark are named.