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Prince Charles Edward Stuart

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Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, circa 1785 - NPG 376 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Hugh Douglas Hamilton
oil on canvas, circa 1785
9 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (251 mm x 222 mm) oval
Purchased, 1873
Primary Collection
NPG 376


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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).

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  • Cullen, Fintan, The Irish Face: Redefining the Irish Portrait, 2004, p. 88
  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 40
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 118
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 164