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Mary, Queen of Scots

(1542-1587), Reigned 1542-67

Sitter associated with 151 portraits
Daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, Mary spent her childhood in France, marrying Francis II in 1558. Following his early death, she returned to Scotland, ruling for seven years. Her marriage to Lord Darnley produced her only child, later James I of England and VI of Scotland, but ended in Darnley's murder in 1567. Mary later married the Earl of Bothwell who was implicated in Darnley's death. Forced to abdicate in favour of her son, she fled to England. As Elizabeth's immediate heir to the throne, she became the focus for Roman Catholic rebellion and was a continual threat to the future of Protestant England. Declared guilty of treason in 1586, she was executed the following year.

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Mary, Queen of Scots, after François Clouet - NPG 555

Mary, Queen of Scots

after François Clouet
oil on canvas, probably 17th century, based on a work of 1559
NPG 555

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Jacopo Primavera - NPG 1918

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Jacopo Primavera
electrotype of medal, 20th century, based on a work from the late 16th century
NPG 1918

Mary, Queen of Scots, after a medal by Unknown artist, after a medal by  Jacopo Primavera - NPG 96a

Mary, Queen of Scots

after a medal by Unknown artist, after a medal by Jacopo Primavera
electrotype of medal, 18th century, based on a work from the late 16th century
NPG 96a

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 429

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, inscribed 1578
On display in Room 1 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 429

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Cornelius and William Cure - NPG 307

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Cornelius and William Cure
electrotype, 1870, based on a work of circa 1606-1616
NPG 307

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Cornelius and William Cure - NPG 307a

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Cornelius and William Cure
plaster cast of front of head, 1870, based on a work of 1606-1616
NPG 307a

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Cornelius and William Cure - NPG 307b

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Cornelius and William Cure
plaster cast of head, 1870, based on a work of 1606-1616
NPG 307b

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after  François Clouet - NPG D21634

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after François Clouet
photograph of drawing, (circa 1560)
NPG D21634

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after  François Clouet - NPG D21633

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after François Clouet
photograph of drawing, (circa 1560)
NPG D21633

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32134

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th-early 17th century
NPG D32134

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32135

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D32135

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32136

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D32136

Mary, Queen of Scots, by and published by Thomas de Leu - NPG D13138

Mary, Queen of Scots

by and published by Thomas de Leu
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D13138

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D18774

Unknown sitter, formerly known as Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1575-1600)
NPG D18774

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Leonard Gaultier, published by  Pierre Gourdelle - NPG D42632

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Leonard Gaultier, published by Pierre Gourdelle
line engraving, after 1587
NPG D42632

Mary, Queen of Scots, possibly by Richard Gaywood - NPG D25051

Mary, Queen of Scots

possibly by Richard Gaywood
etching, 17th century
NPG D25051

Mary, Queen of Scots, by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen) - NPG D25057

Mary, Queen of Scots

by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen)
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25057

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D25058

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25058

Called Mary, Queen of Scots, possibly published by Pierre Mariette the Younger, after  Unknown artist - NPG D41918

Called Mary, Queen of Scots

possibly published by Pierre Mariette the Younger, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D41918

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D32132

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th-18th century
NPG D32132

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D23290

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, after 1618
NPG D23290

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Martin Baes (Bas, Basse, Bassius) - NPG D42994

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Martin Baes (Bas, Basse, Bassius)
line engraving, circa 1618-1631; printed circa 1889
NPG D42994

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Martin Baes (Bas, Basse, Bassius) - NPG D42995

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Martin Baes (Bas, Basse, Bassius)
line engraving, circa 1618-1631
NPG D42995

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Martin Baes (Bas, Basse, Bassius) - NPG D42996

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Martin Baes (Bas, Basse, Bassius)
line engraving, circa 1618-1631
NPG D42996

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after  Unknown artist - NPG D13178

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1618
NPG D13178

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after  Unknown artist - NPG D16217

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D16217

The Roiail Progenei of our Most Sacred King James, by Benjamin Wright, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1370

The Roiail Progenei of our Most Sacred King James

by Benjamin Wright, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1619
NPG D1370

Mary, Queen of Scots, probably by Crispyn van den Queborne, published by  H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen), after  Unknown artist - NPG D32133

Mary, Queen of Scots

probably by Crispyn van den Queborne, published by H. Jacopsen (Jacobsen), after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1625-1652
NPG D32133

Mary, Queen of Scots, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Unknown artist - NPG D41916

Mary, Queen of Scots

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D41916

Mary, Queen of Scots, published by Alexandre Boudan, after  Unknown artist - NPG D41917

Mary, Queen of Scots

published by Alexandre Boudan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D41917

Mary, Queen of Scots, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Unknown artist - NPG D42633

Mary, Queen of Scots

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D42633

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Claude Vignon - NPG D13129

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Claude Vignon
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D13129

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Unknown artist - NPG D23291

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1646
NPG D23291

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