Friday, 20 June 2008

Bonnie Prince Charlie?

London based art dealer Bendor Grosvenor might be throwing a spanner in the works with regard to one of the most iconic images of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the famous pastel image created by Maurice Quentin de la Tour. Grosvenor has used computer aided research to compare the image with that of a picture showing Charles' brother, Henry, later to become a Cardinal in Rome, and he believes that the alleged Charlie picture is in fact another of Henry, in military garb. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery refutes the claim - have a look at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7465452.stm and see what you think!

Chris

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