Queen Mary I

1 portrait of Queen Mary I

Queen Mary I, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro), 1555 - NPG 4174 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary I

after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
oil on panel, 1555
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (86 mm x 64 mm)
Given by Edward Peter Jones, 1960
Primary Collection
NPG 4174


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

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Mary married Philip II of Spain in 1554 against the wishes of Parliament. He was the son of the Emperor Charles V and a deeply religious man. These small portraits may have been produced the year after the marriage to commemorate the couple's union. They derive from existing portrait types.

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  • NPG 4175: Philip II, King of Spain (companion portrait)

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