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Mary, Queen of Scots

12 of 145 portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots, after an engraving by Franz Huys, (1550s) - NPG D13137 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mary, Queen of Scots

after an engraving by Franz Huys
facsimile of an engraving, (1550s)
11 in. x 7 1/4 in. (280 mm x 184 mm) plate size; 10 1/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (257 mm x 252 mm) paper size
Given by J.B. Foster, 1939
Reference Collection
NPG D13137

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  • Franz Huys (1522-1562). Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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Mary's father, James V of Scotland, died on 14 December 1542, and Mary, at just six days old, succeeded to the Scottish throne. She spent most of her childhood in France, while her mother Mary of Guise ruled as Regent of Scotland. Frans Huys's print, published in Antwerp while Mary was in France, was not made from life, but was probably based on contemporary coins that showed her head in profile.

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