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Maria Clementina Sobieska

(1702-1735), Wife of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 10 portraits
The pious and beautiful Maria Clementina was granddaughter to King John III of Poland, and goddaughter to Pope Clement XI. When she was sixteen she married James Francis Edward Stuart, the exiled King of Great Britain. They settled in Rome, but the marriage soon degenerated. Clementina realised that her husband would never regain the British throne, and in 1725 she ran away to a convent. Although she returned to Rome, her physical and mental health deteriorated and she spent little time with her husband. She died young, but remained deeply devoted to her two sons, Charles Edward and Henry Benedict Stuart.

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Maria Clementina Sobieska, by J. Veraut, after  Unknown artist - NPG D27418

Maria Clementina Sobieska

by J. Veraut, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D27418

Maria Clementina Sobieska, attributed to John Simon, after  Francesco Trevisani - NPG D19515

Maria Clementina Sobieska

attributed to John Simon, after Francesco Trevisani
mezzotint, circa 1710-1725
NPG D19515

Maria Clementina Sobieska, by Pierre Drevet, after  Antonio David - NPG D32662

Maria Clementina Sobieska

by Pierre Drevet, after Antonio David
line engraving, circa 1719-1735
NPG D32662

Maria Clementina Sobieska, by Jakob Frey the Elder - NPG D32663

Maria Clementina Sobieska

by Jakob Frey the Elder
line engraving, circa 1719-1735
NPG D32663

Maria Clementina Sobieska, by Jakob Frey the Elder - NPG D32664

Maria Clementina Sobieska

by Jakob Frey the Elder
line engraving, circa 1719-1735
NPG D32664

Maria Clementina Sobieska, by John Faber Jr, after  Francesco Trevisani - NPG D34727

Maria Clementina Sobieska

by John Faber Jr, after Francesco Trevisani
mezzotint, 1720s-1730s
NPG D34727

Maria Clementina Sobieska, after Unknown artist - NPG D27419

Maria Clementina Sobieska

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27419

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Maria Clementina Sobieska

attributed to John Simon, after Francesco Trevisani
mezzotint, circa 1710-1725
NPG D7790

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