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Prince Charles Edward Stuart

(1720-1788), Grandson of James II; 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

Sitter associated with 43 portraits
Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender, was the grandson of James II, who was deposed in 1688. In 1745 he landed in Scotland and led a rising of the Highland clans, in an attempt to regain the British throne. He caused panic in London by reaching as far south as Derby before retreating. His defeat at Culloden by the Duke of Cumberland in 1746 saw the end of the Jacobite cause.

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Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by NICOLAS JEAN BAPTISTE POILLY, after  Domenico Duprà - NPG D16610

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by NICOLAS JEAN BAPTISTE POILLY, after Domenico Duprà
line engraving, 1746
NPG D16610

Flora Macdonald with miniature of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by John Faber Jr, sold by  George Strahan, after  Thomas Hudson - NPG D38083

Flora Macdonald with miniature of Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by John Faber Jr, sold by George Strahan, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, late 1740s-early 1750s (1747)
NPG D38083

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Johan Georg Wille (Will), after  Louis Tocqué - NPG D32668

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Johan Georg Wille (Will), after Louis Tocqué
line engraving, 1748
NPG D32668

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D9085

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D9085

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D10746

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10746

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D10747

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10747

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D10748

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10748

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D10749

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D10749

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D3357

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D3357

Unknown piper, formerly known as Prince Charles Edward Stuart, after Unknown artist - NPG D32666

Unknown piper, formerly known as Prince Charles Edward Stuart

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, late 18th or early 19th century
NPG D32666

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Unknown artist - NPG D10745

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Unknown artist
line and stipple engraving, probably late 18th century
NPG D10745

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by John Chapman, after  Sir Robert Strange - NPG D10742

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by John Chapman, after Sir Robert Strange
stipple engraving, published 1798 (1745)
NPG D10742

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by John Chapman, after  Sir Robert Strange - NPG D10743

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by John Chapman, after Sir Robert Strange
stipple engraving, published 1798 (1745)
NPG D10743

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Robert Cooper, published by  Charles Baldwyn, published by  Henry Baldwyn - NPG D10744

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Robert Cooper, published by Charles Baldwyn, published by Henry Baldwyn
line and stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D10744

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Edward Scriven, published by  Charles Tilt - NPG D42119

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Edward Scriven, published by Charles Tilt
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1830
NPG D42119

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, after  Louis Tocqué - NPG D32667

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, after Louis Tocqué
mezzotint, published 1833 (1748)
NPG D32667

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