Derived from an engraving after a portrait by Louis Tocqué of 1748. Charles Edward Stuart (1720 - 1788) was born and died in Rome, and was the grandson of King James II of England who had been exiled. He led the Jacobite rebellion intended to restore the Stuarts to the throne but after the defeat at Culloden in 1746 he escaped to France.

Key facts

Full title
Prince Charles Edward Stuart (The Young Pretender)
Date made
after 1748
Medium and support
Oil on wood
7.6 x 7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Miss Julia Gordon, 1896
Inventory number
Location in Gallery