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Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Oil Painting
1740 (painted)
Artist/Maker

Portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, "The Young Pretender" (1720-1788). 1740. A version of the "official portrait" by David; half-length, wearing armour, an ermine-lined scarlet robe and the Garter ribbon, in a feigned oval. Inscribed in yellow paint PRINCE CHA EDWARD 1740


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil on canvas, 'Portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart', Studio of Antonio David, 1740
Physical Description
Portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, "The Young Pretender" (1720-1788). 1740. A version of the "official portrait" by David; half-length, wearing armour, an ermine-lined scarlet robe and the Garter ribbon, in a feigned oval. Inscribed in yellow paint PRINCE CHA EDWARD 1740
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 29.2cm
  • Estimate width: 21.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
PRINCE CHA EDWARD 1740 (inscribed in yellow paint)
Credit line
The Lady Bettine Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole
Object history
The Bettine, Lady Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole. Item Provenance: Provenance: (Presumably) Sir Charles Stuart; by descent to his daughter Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, to her cousin Major-General Edward Stuart Wortley; bought by his son-in-law the 8th Earl of Abingdon; bequeathed to Mrs. T.R.P. Hole 1978.



Listed as Lot 751 in the Highcliffe sale.



The Lady Bettine Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole, 1987



Historical significance: David, one of the Jacobite court's official painters, produced from 1726 several versions of this portrait in a similar format but different costume. Two versions (Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Borghese-Aldobrandini Collection, Rome) are signed and dated 1732. The present painting is presumably a copy or a studio version; the inscribed date of 1740 may not be correct. An earlier attribution, to Alexis Simon Belle (1674-1734), is unlikely.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • The Bettine, Lady Abingdon Collection; The Bequest of Mrs T.R.P. Hole - A Handbook, Sarah Medlam, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1996, cat. no. P.3
  • Kerlsake, John., Early Georgian Portraits, London, 1977, I, pp.38-9, reproduced. II, plate. 10
  • Thomson, Duncan et. al., Dynasty: the Royal House of Stewart, Scottish National Portrait Gallery exhibition catalogue, Edinburgh, 1990, pp.104-6, reproduced plate 135.
Collection
Accession Number
P.17-1987

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record createdJuly 27, 2000
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