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Allan Ramsey's 1745 portrait of Prince Chares Edward now at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Good news ... the portrait will be on public display again .. first time since 1946

As the East Lothian Courier reports this week, Allan Ramsey's 'missing' portrait of Prince Charles Edward will now be on public view - Gallery 4 of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

The assertion that it is the 'only' portrait of the Prince painted in Britain is not however quite correct. Frustrated at the confusion following the re-attribution of the earlier 'accepted' portrait of Charles to his brother Henry, the Battle Heritage Trust in Prestonpans commissioned Kate Hunter to paint a new portrait, along with Sir John Cope, which she did. Cope's is the only 'contemporary' portrait of the losing General on September 21st 1745 that exists. They both appear below and are regularly on public display in Prestonpans in the Thomas Nelson Suite at the Prestoungrange Gothenburg [closed Mondays].

Published Date: April 8th 2016

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