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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

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

Granddaughter of John Sobieski, King of Poland; imprisoned at Innsbruck by the Emperor at the request of George I, escaped and married 1719, in Italy, James Francis Edward Stuart, the 'Old Pretender'. For their children, see Charles Edward Stuart and York, Henry, Cardinal.

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Blaikie Murdoch 1930
W. G. Blaikie Murdoch, 'Antonio David: A Contribution to Stuart Iconography', Burlington Magazine, LVI, 1930.

Female Fortitude, Exemplify'd, in an impartial Narrative of the Seizure, Escape and Marriage of the Princess Clementina Sobiesky, As it was particularly set down by Mr Charles Wogan (formerly one of the Preston Prisoners) who was a chief Manager in that Whole Affair, 1722.

Haile 1907
Martin Haile [Miss Hallé], James Francis Edward, The Old Chevalier, 1907.


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.