Details
Image number
USB1158259
Title
James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender' (1688-1766) , as Prince of Wales
Location
Sizergh Castle, Cumbria, UK (National Trust)
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
137x106 cms
Description
attributed to Jacques van Schuppen (Paris 1670 – Vienna 1751). Oil painting on canvas, James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender' (1688-1766), as Prince of Wales, attributed to Jacques van Schuppen (Paris 1670 – Vienna 1751), 1690-1700. A full-length portrait in black and gilt armour and blue robe; Prince James (1688-1766) was the son of SIZ.P.17 and SIZ.P.18. It was the birth of James, raising the spectre of a Catholic dynasty in Britain, that led to the expulsion of James II. Shown here ‘alla romana’ (ie in classical armour), the portrait signalled the prince’s breeching in 1695. It was evidently not done from fresh sittings, since the face-mask is still essentially that of Largillierre’s portrait of the naked boy in 1691 (Scottish National Portrait Gallery). That portrait, or another using the same face-mask, was engraved by Pierre van Schuppen in 1692. It seems most likely that this picture is by his son, who had also been Largillierre’s pupil. Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
Credit
National Trust Photographic Library / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 2027 × 2618 px 172 × 222 mm 1.2 MB
Medium 793 × 1024 px 67 × 87 mm 0.9 MB
Small 465 × 600 px 39 × 51 mm 0.4 MB
Copyright
Undetermined copyright
Permissions
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