Queen Mary I

1 portrait of Queen Mary I

Queen Mary I, after Jacopo da Trezzo, (circa 1555) - NPG 446(1) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary I

after Jacopo da Trezzo
gilt electrotype of medal, (circa 1555)
2 5/8 in. (67 mm) diameter
Given by Sir George Scharf, 1877
Primary Collection
NPG 446(1)

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  • Queen Mary I (1516-1558), Reigned 1553-8; daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.

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This medal was struck after the marriage of Mary I and Philip II of Spain. It shows how rigidly Mary's headdress was held in place, a style popular in the 1550s.

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