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Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788), Grandson of James II; 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'.

This portrait was painted by the Irish artist, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, while living in Rome. It depicts Bonnie Prince Charlie in old age, which he passed in rather pathetic retirement in Rome. He was described as of 'a melancholy, mortified appearence' by a visitor to Rome in 1770. The portrait is housed in a Roman neoclassical frame of a type associated with the artist. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print)....

c. 1785
Oil on canvas
251.0 x 222.0mm
NPG 376
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