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James Carnegie, 5th Earl of Southesk, 1692 - 1730. Jacobite

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James Carnegie, 5th Earl of Southesk, 1692 - 1730. Jacobite About 1729

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
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.

Glossary Open


A portrait with the facial features exaggerated for comic or satirical effect.


Jacobitism was a movement to restore the descendants of the Stuart King James VII and II to the British throne. The first claimant, Prince James Francis Edward (known as 'the Old Pretender') was exiled first in France, then Italy, from where he planned unsuccessful attempts to claim the throne. His son Prince Charles Edward (known as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' or 'the Young Pretender') famously invaded Britain in 1745, but after some military successes was finally defeated at Culloden in 1746.

Caricature , Jacobite


  • Acc. No. PG 2452
  • Medium Pen and ink on paper
  • Size Irregular: 31.70 x 22.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1979