Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Prince Henry Benedict, Cardinal York 1745c.

After Domenico Dupra 

Portrait of Prince Henry Benedict, Cardinal York, After Domenico Dupra
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
29 x 24 inches 73.5 x 61 cm
 
Younger brother of Prince Charles Edward Stuart ''the Young Pretender'', Henry Benedict did not take part in his brother's military adventures and instead sought a career in the church. In the eyes of Jacobites he succeeded to the throne as King Henry IX at his brother's death in 1788.
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