Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York

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Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York, by Louis Gabriel Blanchet, 1738 - NPG 5518 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York

by Louis Gabriel Blanchet
oil on canvas, 1738
74 1/4 in. x 55 1/4 in. (1886 mm x 1403 mm)
Purchased, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG 5518


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Painted for the Prince's father as a gift to his great-aunt, the Duchess of Parma, together with a portrait of his brother, Prince Charles. Here the thirteen-year old Prince gestures towards the White Cliffs of Dover to assert the Stuart claim to the British throne.

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