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Symbol of James V of Scotland
by Unknown engraver Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 16th century
2 3/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (70 mm x 65 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
- James V of Scotland (1512-1542), Father of Mary Queen of Scots; reigned Scotland 1513-42. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
Henry VII meets Philip the Fair of Burgundy at Calais to confirm the resolution of trade disputes with the Netherlands and to discuss dynastic marriages for Prince Henry, later Henry VIII, and Princess Mary, later Queen of France.
Art and science
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