Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Making of a Myth: A Study in Portraiture, 1720-1892

Synopsis

"The subject of this book - an Italian-born exiled prince - has become an icon of misjudged romanticism and Scottish nationalism; much of this is due to the way he has been portrayed over the years. This study traces how the enduring visual image of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was created, beginning with his birth in 1720 and ending with the exhibition of John Pettie's Prince Charles Edward Stuart Entering the Ballroom at Holyrood - probably still the most enduring and popular image of the Stuart prince - at the Royal Academy in 1892." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved