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Son Altesse Royalle le prince de Galles

  • Object:

    Engraving

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    c.1690s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Henri Bonnart II, born 1637 - died 1711 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.21409-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf SH67, box O3B

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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)

Date

c.1690s (printed)

Artist/maker

Henri Bonnart II, born 1637 - died 1711 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

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'

Dimensions

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
The full text of the entry is as follows:

"BONNART, Henri (1642-1711)
...
James Francis Edward Stuart, Prince of Wales, Chevalier of St. George (the 'Old Pretender') (1688-1766). Portrait, lying in his cradle, seated beside which is his nurse. (BN:Fonds 253)
Lettered Son Altesse Royalle le prince de Galles, 4 lines of verse 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 and Chez HBonnart au Coq avec privil.
Engraving. E.21409-1957

Given by the House of Worth "

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Prince; Infant; Nurse; Cradle; Stuart, James Francis Edward (Prince)

Categories

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

Collection code

PDP

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