James 2: King of Scotes Ano 1436.
[n.d., c.1655. ]
Etching with watermark. 150 x 100mm (6 x 4"). Slighting toning of paper.
James Stewart (1430-60), who became the second King James of Scots in 1437 after the assassination of his father, James I. He is credited with bringing the first artillery pieces to Scotland, including 'Mons Meg', now in Edinburgh Castle; he was killed when a cannon he was attempting to fire exploded. He is the earliest Scots monarch for whom a contemporary likeness has survived, in the form of a woodcut showing his birthmark on the face.
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