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    Sale 5365

    Christie's Interiors

    9 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 517

    After Alexis Simon Belle

    Portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, half-length, in a buff coat and breastplate

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Alexis Simon Belle
    Portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, half-length, in a buff coat and breastplate
    oil on canvas
    14½ x 13 in. (36.8 x 33 cm.)


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    In 1712, following ten years of war, the English began to negotiate peace with France, one of their stipulations being that James Stuart, the Old Pretender (1688-1766), and his exiled court should leave France. Mary of Modena commissioned Belle to paint a three-quarter-length portrait of her son to provide a prototype for full and bust-length copies (Government Art Collection, London, no. 3534).

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