NPG Number
376
Mkey
1244
Sitter/Title
Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
HughDouglasHamilton
Date made
circa 1785
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
prince charles edward stuart

1244

376

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by

Hugh Douglas Hamilton

circa 1785

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

This portrait was painted by the Irish artist, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, while living in Rome. It depicts Bonnie Prince Charlie in old age, which he passed in rather pathetic retirement in Rome. He was described as of 'a melancholy, mortified appearence' by a visitor to Rome in 1770. The portrait is housed in a Roman neoclassical frame of a type associated with the artist.