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Engraved Portrait of James Stuart

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18th century engraved portrait of the young James Stuart, 1688-1766, nicknamed by the Whigs 'The Old Pretender'.

Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the exiling of his deposed father, King James II, young James was raised in France from soon after his birth. Following the death of his father in 1701 James Stuart claimed the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland. With the support of his cousin, Louis XIV of France, and his Jacobite followers, James Stuart made two principal attempts to gain the British and Irish thrones, at the Jacobite risings of 1715 and again in 1745. 

This engraving was made by Gerard Edelinck after the painting by Jean Francois de Troy and is within a later, Victorian, 'Hogarth' frame. 

The print is trimmed to within the plate mark, close to the image.

o.s:17.75 in x 20.5 in 

 

 

Item Code: 4877

£ 240

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