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The Polish Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Unknown Man

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 1-10
  3. Provenance

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 11-32
  4. Resemblance

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 33-53
  5. The Half-Polish Prince

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 55-68
  6. Portraits for the Sobieskis

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 69-77
  7. Unknown Man; Unknown Artist

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 79-88
  8. The Embellishment of Tradition

    • Robert I. Frost
    Pages 89-112
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 113-135

About this book

This book is a study of an eighteenth-century portrait of a youth in Polish dress, owned by the National Portrait Gallery in London since 1922, but never publicly displayed. Two inscriptions claim that it is a portrait of Charles Edward Stuart, popularly known as ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’. The Gallery has always doubted its authenticity and leading experts on Stuart portraiture have dismissed the identification. This study, by a historian of Poland-Lithuania, is the first detailed attempt to research the painting properly. Based on archival sources, it examines its provenance and the connections of its first known owner with the Kinlochmoidart MacDonalds, who fought for the Prince in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. It considers a considerable body of evidence to suggest that it is very possible that the portrait is indeed a genuine depiction of the Prince.

Robert I. Frost was educated at the University of St Andrews, the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, and the University of London, where he wrote his doctoral thesis. He is a historian of Poland-Lithuania, who has also published on the history of Scandinavia.

 


Keywords

  • Jacobitism
  • Poland-Lithuania
  • Stuart portraiture
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Charles Edward Stuart
  • Jacobite material culture

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of History, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

    Robert I. Frost

About the author

Robert I. Frost was educated at the University of St Andrews, the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, and the University of London, where he wrote his doctoral thesis. He is a historian of Poland-Lithuania, who has also published on the history of Scandinavia.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Polish Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie

  • Authors: Robert I. Frost

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99936-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-99935-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-99936-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 135

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Early Modern Europe, History of Britain and Ireland, History of Germany and Central Europe

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eBook USD 39.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-99936-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)