From 29th December to 30th March, Porto City Hall presented the exhibition, D. Pedro, the Independence of Brazil and Porto, thus closing the bicentennial of Brazil’s Independence.
The exhibition displayed items of major historical value from the Soares dos Reis National Museum collection linked to the triumph of the liberal cause in the city. These included the uniform of a colonel in Hunter Battalion No. 5 worn by D. Pedro during the Siege of Porto, and a satirical engraving by the French painter, Nicolas Eustache Maurin. The engraving is formed by two lithographs coupled and pasted in vertical bands that create two images: on one side, the portrait of absolutist D. Miguel and, on the other, the head of a donkey.