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Lady Arabella Stuart (1575-1615), Cousin of James I

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Lady Arabella was a cousin of James I and next in the line of succession after his children. When she received a letter from Lord Cobham in 1603 announcing a plan to murder James I and place her on the throne, she laughed and handed it to the king. However, her secret marriage to William Seymour in 1610 so angered James that he sent her to the Tower of London where she died in September 1615.

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1723

Unknown woman, possibly Lady Arabella Stuart

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1595-1600
NPG 1723

D1318

Lady Arabella Stuart

by John Whittakers Sr
engraving, 1619
NPG D1318

D28137

Lady Arabella Stuart

after John Whittakers Sr, published by William Richardson
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D28137

D15195

Lady Arabella Stuart

by William Holl Sr, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Paul van Somer
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1818
NPG D15195

D6881

Lady Arabella Stuart

by John Whittakers Sr
line engraving, 1619
NPG D6881

D19162

Lady Arabella Stuart

published by George Humble
line engraving, published circa 1620-1640
NPG D19162

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