Prince James Francis Edward Stuart receiving his son, Prince Henry Benedict, in front of the Palazzo Muti, Rome by Unknown Artist

The palazzo dominates the picture, lavishly adorned with decorations including heraldic shields of of England, the Pope and Rome.


Oil on canvas
196 x 297 cm
Art Fund grant:
£31,250 ( Total: £412,500)
Acquired in:
Duke of Hamilton and Brandon

A street crowd in foreground, lines of soldiers with Prince James speaking to a Cardinal with his sons behind.


Hamilton Palace Sale (Christie, Manson & Woods, London), 5 Nov 1919, lot 38; Rt Hon The Viscount Furness; Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 Mar 1947, lot 39; bt by 14th duke of Hamilton; Palace of Holyroodhouse, 1964; Lennoxlove House, East Lothian

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200

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