The Death of Mary Queen of Scots, A.D. 1587,Acta Historica Reginarum Angliae. Plate IX. Engraved from the Original Drawing, of the same dimensions in the Possession of Mr. V. Green. To Her Highness Theresa, Matilda, Amielia, Hereditary Princess of Tour and Taxis, Duchess of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz, &c. This Plate is (by permission) most humbly Dedicated, by Her Royal Highness's Most Devoted and Obedient humble Servant Valentine Green.
Publish'd June 4.th 1790 by V. & R. Green No. 29 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.
Fine mezzotint, very rare, platemark 490 x 625mm (19¼ x 24½"). Slight creasing; stain top right, uncut, large margins.
The execution of Mary Queen of Scots, in the great hall of Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire, for her alleged involvement in plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Plate nine of 'Acta Historicae Reginarum Angliae' by the celebrated mezzotinter Valentine Green (1739-183) from drawings by his former student Johann Gerhard Huck (c.1759-1811), with parallel text in French.
Whitman: 236 II of II; CS: 153.9 Ex Collection Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
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