Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1873, based on a work of circa 1560-1565
27 in. (686 mm) high
Sitterback to top
- Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545-1567), Second Consort of Mary, Queen of Scots. Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
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This portraitback to top
This electrotype is a copy from the alabaster figure of Lord Darnley on the tomb of his mother, Margaret, Countess of Lennox, in Westminster Abbey. It is one of a series of electrotype reproductions of tomb effigies made for the National Portrait Gallery by Elkington & Co in the 1870s. An electrotype sculpture of this type is made by electro-deposition of copper onto a mould or cast of an object. The electrotype could then be patinated like bronze.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 164
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 60
Events of 1560back to top
Current affairsTreaty of Edinburgh between England, France and Scotland. France removes forces from Scotland and Mary, Queen of Scots abandons her claim to the English crown.
An independent Scottish Parliament is established in Edinburgh, which in turn establishes the Church of Scotland. Influenced by the Protestant reformer John Knox, the reformed church abolishes papal authority in Scotland.
Art and sciencePublication of Jing P'Ing Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase) by Hsu Wei, the first socially realistic Chinese novel.
InternationalDeath of Francis II of France. He is succeeded by his brother Charles IX with his mother, Catherine de Medici, as Regent. His widow, Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland the following year.
Akbar, Mughal Emperor of India, establishes a new capital at Agra.
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