Mary, Queen of Scots

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Mary, Queen of Scots, after Cornelius and William Cure, (circa 1606-1616) - NPG 307a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Cornelius and William Cure
plaster cast of front of head, (circa 1606-1616)
10 1/2 in. (267 mm) high
acquired, 1870
Primary Collection
NPG 307a

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The likeness of Mary portrayed in her tomb effigy derives from a version of her painted portrait, such as NPG 429, because it was the best image from which the sculptors could work when making the tomb monument many years after her death. It is likely that the original source was a miniature by Nicholas Hilliard, which was made during her imprisonment in England.

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  • NPG 307: Mary, Queen of Scots (metal cast)

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