About this artwork

During the Jacobite Rising of 1715 Lord Southesk supported the Prince James Edward Stuart, 'the Old Pretender', and fought at the battle of Sheriffmuir. After the failure of the Rising, Lord Southesk escaped abroad, and followed the Jacobite court into exile, first in France and then in Italy. This lively caricature was drawn in Rome during the last years of Southesk's life.

Pier Leone Ghezzi

Pier Leone Ghezzi