This engraving is one of several ‘Harlequin’ portraits of Bonnie Prince Charlie, so-called because of the bright colours and chequered pattern of the clothing. These portraits, by different artists, were probably inspired by one well-known painting of Prince Charles Edward wearing Highland dress; possibly the suit with trews (trousers) and plaid that was presented to him by the Duke of Perth. A sword and targe (shield) similar to those in the pictures were also part of the present. This colourful engraving is a close copy of a painting by an unknown artist who signed the work with ‘Wassdail’. The Harlequin theme is complete with associated weaponry, a castle in the background and several thistles, the Scottish symbol for strength and resistance.