Bothwell Meeting the Queen (James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell; Mary, Queen of Scots)

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Bothwell Meeting the Queen (James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell; Mary, Queen of Scots), by Robert Hartley Cromek, after  Thomas Stothard, published 1798 - NPG D10550 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bothwell Meeting the Queen (James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell; Mary, Queen of Scots)

by Robert Hartley Cromek, after Thomas Stothard
engraving and etching, published 1798
6 in. x 3 3/4 in. (152 mm x 96 mm) plate size; 8 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (225 mm x 145 mm) paper size
Given by Spielmann, 1893
Reference Collection
NPG D10550


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  • Robert Hartley Cromek (1771-1812). Artist associated with 11 portraits.
  • Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.

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This engraving was made for an edition of William Robertson's influential History of Scotland during the Reigns of Mary and James VI, which provided inspiration for a number of history painters in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The book was criticised for its lack of impartiality and the favourable light in which it cast Mary, but the drama with which Robertson recounted various episodes in her life, particularly in Scotland,

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