Prince Charles Edward Stuart

1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Louis Gabriel Blanchet, 1738 - NPG 5517 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Louis Gabriel Blanchet
oil on canvas, 1738
75 in. x 55 1/2 in. (1905 mm x 1410 mm)
Purchased, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG 5517


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Portraiture played an important part in promoting the Jacobite cause while the exiled Stuarts moved between the Catholic courts of Europe. Dashing foreign paintings presented the
Jacobites posed confidently in armour and royal regalia to project their dynastic ambitions and rally support. Painted in Rome for the Prince's father as a gift to his great-aunt, the Duchess of Parma, together with a portrait of his brother, Prince Henry.

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  • NPG 5518: Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York (companion portrait)

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