Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Louisa, Countess of Albany (1752-1824), Wife of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
To avoid confusion with portraits of her contemporary Charlotte, Duchess of Albany (1753-89), Charles' daughter by Clementina Walkinshaw who also sat to H. D. Hamilton and to Giannini, the following is a provisional list of portraits of the Duchess (kindly provided by R. E. Hutchison): by H. D. Hamilton, Musée Fabre, with the same provenance as Louisa's portrait, also in the museum; a similar portrait in the Rosebery collection and another from the Seafield collection, exhibited 'Historical Portraits' 1859 (166) when given to Gavin Hamilton, a contemporary of H. D. Hamilton. The portrait at Waddesdon,  with a repetition in the Scottish NPG (623), may represent Charlotte. Another apparently of the same sitter at Powis Castle, is known from an old inscription on the back as Frances Lady Lavington (née Kolbel) by Nicolas Bernard Lepicié.  Again this is more likely to be by H. D. Hamilton. An unpublished miniature also at Powis Castle (105) may represent the same sitter.
1) Exhibited 'Northamptonshire Exhibition', 1938 (107), and Charles (95).
2) R. E. Hutchison, letter, 21 October 1970, NPG archives.
3) E. K. Waterhouse, Catalogue of the Paintings at Waddesdon Manor: the James A. De Rothschild Collection, 1967, p 56, and reproduction.
4) J. Steegman, A Survey of Portraits in Welsh Houses, 1957-62, I, p 267.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.