The border around the figures in this drawing suggests that it is a compositional sketch made for an illustration or a painting, though it is not known which one. Betty Elzea tentativley suggests that it may be 'Prince Charles, the Pretender, and Flora Macdonald' (Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 103).

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 396
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service No. 1.A.73., p. 103


Almost certainly to have been acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray from the artist, or from the sale of the contents of the Sandys family home after the death of Sandys' mother in September 1883 (Elzea).

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