1698 – 1750
Antonio David 1698 – 1750, Prince James Edward Stuart (1688 - 1766), a ricordo
Our small-scale portrait of Prince James Edward Stuart is a riduzione or ricordo of the larger prime version also with The Weiss Gallery. As in the case of the original, this riduzione was painted by Antonio David, most likely for one of the Old Pretender’s close supporters. As an icon of the Jacobite cause, James Francis Edward Stuart was the subject of numerous works of art during his lifetime. Few however, stand as singularly vibrant as the outstandingly accomplished portrait by David.