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Son Altesse Royalle le prince de Galles

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    c.1690s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonnart, Henri II (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case O, shelf 3, box B

Physical description

Portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart, Prince of Wales, lying in his cradle, seated beside which is his nurse, who is fashionably dressed with a mantua gown and a high fontange headdress with frelanges and bows.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


c.1690s (printed)


Bonnart, Henri II (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Son Altesse Royalle le prince de Galles'

'Prince dont la plus tendre enfance Aveu tant d'ennemis s'elever contre toy Le courage que doit te donner ta naissance Puisse il quelque jous les ranger sous ta loy'

'Chez HBonnart au Coq avec privil'
Lettered with 4 lines of verse and


Height: 26.7 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart, Prince of Wales, Chevalier of St. George (the 'Old Pretender'), when an infant, lying in his cradle. Engraving by Henri Bonnart, c.1690s

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Prince; Infant; Cradle; Nurse


Prints; Portraits; Children & Childhood; Royalty; Fashion; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Children's clothes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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