Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie 1720-88 1735c.

Giles Hussey 

Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie 1720-88, Giles Hussey
Zoom
Pencil
18th Century
9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches 24.8 x 18.4 cm Oval
 
This exquisite portrait profile, done when the Prince was approxir 15 years old, expresses the optimism and idealism which contrasts sharply with the iconography at the end of his life.

Giles Hussey was in Rome between 1730 and 1737; the Young pretend born there in 1720. From a Roman Catholic country family, Hussey studied with Damini and together they travelled to Italy, where h time in Rome and moved in Jacobite circles. It was as a draftsma he excelled, as can be seen in this expressive and finely detaile profile portrait.
Philip Mould Ltd, 18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU.Copyright Philip Mould Ltd.