Special and Named Printed Collections

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

Title:The True Contrast
Description:Satire "The True Contrast" between Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Cumberland Portrait of Prince Charles Stuart and Duke of Cumberland, with 4 columns of verse below picture and text "Published according to Act of Parliament, October 16: 1749 by J Gibson Engraver in Bartlett Street near Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, Price sixpence" The Duke is entitled "The Royal British Hero" who "Maintains Liberty and Property, The Holy Bible, Libertry of Conscience, Free Parliaments, Magna Charta" and Prince Charles is "The Frightened Italian Bravo" who "would have brought in Popery and slavery, Monkish Legends, The Bloody Inquisition, Arbitrary Power, No Faith w.th. Hereticks" Below portraits are two portrayals of Culloden, one showing Cumberland victorious and the other showing Prince Charles "viewing the action at a distance, and out of danger", defeated.
Subject:Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788)
Medium:Line engaving on paper
References:BM Div.1 Vol. III Pt. 1. Page 599 No. 2790 H/2057
Engraver:Anthony Walker
Notes:"A Hanoverian propoganda engraving, placing all courage and virtue fimyl on the Hanoverian side." typed on mounting

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