The Lost Prince found
April 23 2012
Picture: PCF/BBC/Wellcome Library
More lovely discoveries from Your Paintings have been coming in - continued thanks. I'll put them all up soon. In the meantime, a particularly sharp-eyed reader has sent in this fine contemporary portrait of a 'Portrait of a Young Man', or Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612). Henry, a much forgotten figure, was the eldest son of James I and considered the great hope of the Stuarts. His tragic death at the age of 18 paved the way for Charles I.
Later this year, a new exhibition on Henry will open at the NPG in London, so it's nice to add this portrait of him to our records. I think the head type was originally by Robert Peake.