Prince James Edward Stuart (1688–1766), The Old Pretender

Image credit: Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Museum

How you can use this image


This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND).

You can reproduce this image for non-commercial purposes and you are not able to change or modify it in any way.

Wherever you reproduce the image you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s) and the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.



Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The latest attribution suggests that this portrait was painted by Antonio David after Pesci's portrait of James. It appears that it may well have been another casualty of the French Revolution; originally it was housed in the Scots College, Paris having been given to the College by the 2nd Earl of Middleton, an avid supporter of the exiled Stuart monarch. There is written evidence that, following damage, it had to be re-lined in 1816. This could be as a result of having been taken out of its original frame in an attempt to avoid its destruction at the hands of the mob in Paris in earlier years.

Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Museum



Prince James Edward Stuart (1688–1766), The Old Pretender




oil on canvas


H 173 x W 124.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

acquired from the Scots College, Paris (?)

Work type


Inscription description

relined in Paris 1816 [in French]


See a tag that’s incorrect or offensive? Challenge it and notify Art UK.

Help improve Art UK. Tag artworks and verify existing tags by joining the Tagger community.

Normally on display at

Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Museum

South Deeside Road, Blairs, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB12 5YQ Scotland

This venue is closed to the public.
View venue