Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Cornelius and William Cure
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1606-1616)
24 in. (610 mm) high
Given by John Hosack, 1870
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- Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), Reigned 1542-67. Sitter associated with 149 portraits.
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This electrotype is a copy from the head and shoulders of the marble tomb effigy in Westminster Abbey. It is one of a series of electrotype reproductions of tomb effigies made for the National Portrait Gallery by Elkington & Co in the 1870s. An electrotype sculpture of this type is made by electro-deposition of copper onto a mould or cast of an object. The electrotype could then be patinated like bronze.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 417
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 216
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Events of 1606back to top
Current affairsThe Lord Chief Justice Sir John Popham sentences Guy Fawkes to be hanged, drawn and quartered in the Old Palace Yard opposite Parliament. Creation of a union flag of England and Scotland prompts complaints from Scottish shipowners that the St. George cross obscures the saltire of St. Andrew.
Art and scienceThe Stationers' Company Register, which allowed publishers to register their rights to produce printed works, notes a performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, possibly the play's first appearance. Benjamin Johnson comic masterpiece, Volpone, premiers at the Globe Theatre.
InternationalThree ships belonging to The London Company set sail from London, to establish colonial settlements in North America. Richard Bancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, enlists Robert Hunt as chaplain for the expedition. Hunt probably conducted the first known holy communion service in North America.
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On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
Exhibitions and displays
- Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs
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