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Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587)

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots in “white mourning”
Date circa 1559–1560; the picture was painted before August 1560 (so before the death of her husband but after the deaths of her father-in-law and mother) as it is mentioned in a letter of that date from the English ambassador Nicholas Throckmorton to Elizabeth I of England ( Antonia Fraser, Mary Queen of Scots, 1994 new edition, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 0-297-17773-7, p. 77; Roy Strong, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, National Portrait Gallery, p. 219)
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 30.3 × 23.2 cm (11.9 × 9.1 in)
Accession number RCIN 403429
Notes Extensive description is available at the Royal Collection.
Source/Photographer The Royal Collection Website Webpage Picture


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