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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:

Charles Stuart 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
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A SIGHT TO GLADDEN THE EYE OF ANY JACOBITE !!

Bonnie Prince Charlie


Bonnie Prince Charlie entering the Ballroom at Holyrood House 

 Dry point etching after the painting  by John Pettie  1892 (signed in plate)  published by George Barrie 1893. This image bears the stamp of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago. Illinois 1892-3 (organized 1 August 4 1889)  matted, glazed, framed. 11 3/4 x 8 1/4" (29.8 x 21 cm.)  17 3/4 x 14"
 Ref.BW5/DNN/ d.ando> LLN      PRICE CODE C  SOLD

Charles Edward Louis John Sylvester Severino Maria Casimir Stuart, 1720 - 1788 aka. ' The Young Pretender'; 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'; 'The Hero of '45' was the grandson of James II of England (James VII of Scotland) and leader of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-6. Following the crushing defeat by the British forces under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Culloden 16 April 1746, and the loss of the Jacobite cause, Charles Stuart lived in exile, mainly in dissipation. The dream of restoring the House of Stuart to the throne of England & Scotland disappeared forever. Said to be a good likeness, of this controversial and somewhat effete figure.  He is depicted in Highland plaid (Feileadh Mòr), an embroidered waistcoat, wearing a jacket and supporting a wig over the long tresses of his natural hair. and wearing the riband and star of the Order of the Garter. It is thought that to his left and behind stand Alexander Forbes 4th. Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, Chief of Clan Forbes, looking somewhat downtrodden in his homespun large plaid and right ‘Gentle Lochiel’ Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 19th. Chief of Clan Cameron. The wooden floor before them is strewn with flowers. Pettie's portrait of Charlie arriving at a ball at Holyrood. This never happened, we are reminded. It was painted 150 years later, based on a scene from a Walter Scott novel ‘Waverley’ The portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1892, but remained unsold, becoming part of the sale of the artist's studio the following year. It passed initially into the R. Wharton Private Collection and was then acquired by Charles Stewart of Achara, who presented it to King George V in 1916.

THIS IMAGE WILL BE OF INTEREST TO THOSE ENTHUSIASTIC VIEWERS OF 'OUTLANDER'

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