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Mary, Queen of Scots

(1542-1587), Reigned 1542-67

Sitter associated with 148 portraits
The daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, Mary spent her childhood in France, marrying Francis II in 1558. Following his early death, she returned to Scotland, ruling for seven years. Her marriage to Lord Darnley produced her only child, later James I of England and VI of Scotland, but ended in Darnley's murder in 1567. Mary later married the Earl of Bothwell who was implicated in Darnley's death. She was forced to abdicate in favour of her son and fled to England. As Elizabeth's immediate heir to the throne, she became the focus for Roman Catholic rebellion and was a continual threat to the future of Protestant England. In 1586 she was declared guilty of treason and executed the following year.

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Mary, Queen of Scots, after François Clouet - NPG 555

Mary, Queen of Scots

after François Clouet
oil on canvas, (1560)
NPG 555

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, by Unknown artist - NPG 96

Unknown woman, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, transferred to canvas, circa 1570
NPG 96

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 429

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, late 16th century (1578?)
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 429

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Jacopo Primavera - NPG 1918

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Jacopo Primavera
electrotype of medal, (1580s)
NPG 1918

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Cornelius and William Cure - NPG 307

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Cornelius and William Cure
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1606-1616)
NPG 307

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Cornelius and William Cure - NPG 307a

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Cornelius and William Cure
plaster cast of front of head, (circa 1606-1616)
NPG 307a

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Cornelius and William Cure - NPG 307b

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Cornelius and William Cure
plaster cast of head, (circa 1606-1616)
NPG 307b

Mary, Queen of Scots, after a medal by Unknown artist, after a medal by  Jacopo Primavera - NPG 96a

Mary, Queen of Scots

after a medal by Unknown artist, after a medal by Jacopo Primavera
electrotype of medal, (18th century)
NPG 96a

Album introductory carte-de-visite, by Unknown photographer - NPG x197215

Album introductory carte-de-visite

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197215

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax196529

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax196529

Mary, Queen of Scots, after an engraving by Franz Huys - NPG D13137

Mary, Queen of Scots

after an engraving by Franz Huys
facsimile of an engraving, (1550s)
NPG D13137

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after  François Clouet - NPG D21634

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after François Clouet
photograph of drawing, (circa 1560)
NPG D21634

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after  François Clouet - NPG D21633

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after François Clouet
photograph of drawing, (circa 1560)
NPG D21633

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32134

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th-early 17th century
NPG D32134

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32135

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D32135

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32136

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D32136

Mary, Queen of Scots, by and published by Thomas de Leu - NPG D13138

Mary, Queen of Scots

by and published by Thomas de Leu
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D13138

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Leonard Gaultier, published by  P. Gourdelle - NPG D42632

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Leonard Gaultier, published by P. Gourdelle
line engraving, after 1587
NPG D42632

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