Details
Image number
NGS3552110
Title
Prince Charles Edward Stuart, c.1750 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Mosman, William (c.1700-71) / Scottish
Location
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
c.1750 (C18th)
Dimensions
76.2x63.8 cms
Description
Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) Eldest son of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was the son of the 'Old Pretender', Prince James Francis Edward, and the grandson of King James VII and II, who was overthrown in 1688. Popularly known as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', he embodied the hopes of the exiled Jacobite dynasty. After the defeat of his army by government forces at Culloden in 1746, he escaped to France and remained in exile for the remainder of his life. In this portrait the young prince is wearing the order of the Garter and the Jacobite blue bonnet with a white cockade. The latter represents the white rose, a symbol for Jacobite sympathies, and was worn by the prince’s troops in the absence of a formal uniform.
Photo credit
Bequeathed by Miss F. D. Robertson 1948 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
bonnet / rulers / man / royal / great britain / tartan / claimant / young pretender / royalty / oval / england / sash / half length / britain / cap / british / portrait / scottish / jacobite / male / gold brocade / english / bonnie prince charlie / painting / scotland / uk / Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 5278 × 6331 px 447 × 536 mm 34 MB
Medium 854 × 1024 px 72 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 500 × 600 px 42 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
Permissions
PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE

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