Maria Stuart. D.G. Scotiae & Franciae Regina.
[Sold by E. Cooper at the 3 Pidgeons in Beford Street. n.d. c.1740.]
Very fine and rare mezzotint. Image 360 x 258mm. 14¼ x 10¼".
Portrait of Mary I (1542-1587), Queen of Scots, described by O'Donoghue as taken from a miniature by Bernard Lens (Lens painted several such, one of which is now in the V&A Museum, London). The Lens miniatures, very popular and much copied in the early 18th century, were themselves copied from a miniature belonging to the Duke of Hamilton believed to represent Mary, Queen of Scots.
CS: 98, unlisted state with no address but showing left ear as II.
[Ref: 29795] £240.00