NPG Number
1929
Mkey
1245
Sitter/Title
Unknown man, formerly known as Prince Charles Edward Stuart
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
Unknownartist
Date made
1730s
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
unknown man formerly known as prince charles edward stuart

1245

1929

Unknown man, formerly known as Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by

Unknown artist

1730s

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

In Polish costume or uniform. The likeness to Prince Charles has always been open to doubt. The features do not appear to be drawn from life and the only evidence is the portrait's reputed provenance and the Polish costume, his mother Maria Clementina Sobieska being the grand-daughter of John Sobieski, King of Poland.