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THALPOLECTRUM PARTURIENS: or the WONDERFULL PRODUCT of the COURT WARMING-PAN. c.1719-66

RCIN 603552

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The legitimacy of James Francis Edward Stuart, the ‘Old Pretender’, son of James II, was challenged in a rumour that he had been smuggled into his mother’s bedchamber in a warming pan. This print was intended to throw doubt upon his claim to the throne. The Stuart subject matter, coupled with the portrait of an attractive lady, was undoubtedly the source of the print’s appeal for George.

Purchased in 1813