James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender' (1688-1766) , as Prince of Wales

attributed to Jacques van Schuppen (Paris 1670 – Vienna 1751)
National Trust Inventory Number 998408

Category Paintings
Date 1690 - 1700
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1370 x 1060 mm
Place of origin
Collection Sizergh Castle, Cumbria
On show at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria, North West, National Trust

Summary description

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.

Provenance

Given by Henry Hornyold Strickland (1890 – 1975) with Sizergh Castle and its estates in 1950

Makers and roles

attributed to Jacques van Schuppen (Paris 1670 – Vienna 1751), artist
Pierre Mignard the elder (Troyes 1612 - Paris 1695), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10041)
Oil paint (8301)
Category Paintings (12643)
Collection Sizergh Castle, Cumbria (1234)
Periods 17th century (32905)
18th century (86023)
Maker Jacques van Schuppen (Paris 1670 – Vienna 1751) (1)
Pierre Mignard the elder (Troyes 1612 - Paris 1695) (7)
Subjects James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender' (1688-1766) (10)
Object Type Oil painting (12579)

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