Allan Ramsay Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 1720 - 1788. Eldest Son of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart About 1745

A Jacobite Icon – Allan Ramsay’s Lost Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart

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  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (please enter via the back door of the Academy building. No admittance to the gallery before 6:15pm)
  • Tuesday 13 November, 6:30–8:30pm
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In October 1745, just after Edinburgh was seized by the Jacobite army, Scotland’s premier portrait painter, Allan Ramsay, was summoned to Holyrood Palace to paint the portrait of the Prince in a matter of days before the army moved southwards. The resulting portrait, believed to be lost or destroyed, was rediscovered in 2014 and is now one of the greatest treasures of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. This lecture by Dr Lucinda Lax, Senior Curator Eighteenth Century Collections at the Portrait Gallery, retells the story of this fascinating picture, the dramatic circumstances of the ‘45 and includes new research into its symbolism and original purpose.