Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland

Prints in the Walter Blaikie Collection on deposit in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Shelfmark:9.17
Title:The Agreeable Contrast between the formidable John of Grant and Don Carlos of Southern Extraction
Description:Satire Potrait of Prince Charles sitting at desk with room full of books, and a Classical woman behind him, saying "Lo! Mars triumphant at thy Sacred Feet, courting a Brim to an unhallowed sheet" Prince Charles is reading books, the Magna Charta is on the desk, and a piece of paper with the text "Mars and Venus have conspired to quell him of which anon I shall not fail to tell him". On the ground is a drawing of two men and a ldy singing? With the text "Wast &c, Oh I shall, To Winsdor &c" Below the picture is the text "Here hlepless Britain tells her mournful Tales, and may and may again, till One prevails. Pubd. Persuant to Act of Parliament. Sept. 27. 1749."
Subject:Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788)
Medium:Line engraving on paper
References:BM Div.1 Vol. III Pt. 1 page 753 No. 3042 WB 94
 

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