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Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779–1845), Diplomat

Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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This portrait was painted in Paris in July 1830, towards the end of the sitter's second term as British Ambassador to France. He succeeded the Duke of Wellington as Ambassador in 1815 and held the position until 1824, returning again in 1828 to hold the post for two more years. He is shown in the robes of his peerage and wearing the chain of the Knight Grand Cross of the Bath. Among the objects on the table next to him is a map of Spain, alluding to his participation in Wellington's campaign against Napoleon on the Iberian peninsula.

Government Art Collection





oil on canvas


H 129.5 x W 111.7 cm

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purchased from Christopher J. Robinson, 1998

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