Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, (1545–1567) and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587)

British (Scottish) School
National Trust Inventory Number 1129218

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1565
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 1080 x 1440 mm
Place of origin Scotland
Collection Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, (1545–1567) and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587), British (Scottish) School, circa 1565. Two three-quarter length portraits, both turned slightly to the left, gazing at spectator; Darnley on the left, his right hand on his hip, his left holding the hilt of his sword, wears a pink dress embroidered with gold, small white frills at neck and cuffs, and black cap. Mary wears a jewelled surcoat over an embroidered dress, white collar and bonnet a l'Italien; in her right hand she holds a feather fan and in her left gloves and a handkerchief.

Credit line

Hardwick Hall, The Devonshire Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1959)

Makers and roles

British (Scottish) School, artist

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Periods 16th century (6296)
Maker British (Scottish) School (11)
Subjects Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King of Scotland (1545–1567) (9)
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542–1587) (42)
Object Type Oil painting (14400)

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