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[Mary Queen of Scots.]
[Mary Queen of Scots.]
[Engraved by one of the Wierix brothers.]
[n.d., c.1600.]
Rare engraving. Framed, visible area 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼"). Some damage. Unexamined out of frame.
An oval portrait of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), within elaborately decorated borders featuring two angels with with laurels of martyrdom, allegorical figures of Faith and Hope, and two scenes of her execution. Underneath is verse by George Crichton (c.1555-1611) who spent most of his life in Paris.
BM 1928,0417.29, 'seems certainly by one of the Wierix brothers'.
[Ref: 57235]   £380.00  
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Marie Stuart Reye d'Ecosse Souffre de martye pour la Foy;
Marie Stuart Reye d'Ecosse Souffre de martye pour la Foy; et par la constance de sa mort, renouuelle en ces derniers temps, les exemples de l'ancienne Egliose. Augustus Thuanus lib. 86.
Vignon invent.
Mariette excud. cum Privil. Regis. [Paris, n.d., c.1640.]
Engraving. Framed over image, visible area 340 x 210mm (13½ x 8¼"). Repaired holes in sky.
A French portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), depicting her as a martyr to her catholicism. As she had been Queen consort of Francis II of France, the French preferred to portray her as a victim of religious intolerance than a traitor to Elizabeth I. The quote is from the 'Historia sui temporis' by Jacques Auguste de Thou (1553-1617).
NPG: D13129.
[Ref: 57236]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Maria Stuart Regina Scotiæ.
Maria Stuart Regina Scotiæ.
Done from the Original Painting of C. Janet in the Royal Palace of S.t James's. J. Faber fecit.
Printed for Carington Bowles next to the Chapter House in St. Pauls Church-yard, London [n.d., c.1760].
Mezzotint. 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"), large margins on three sides. Vertical fold, narrow left margin.
Three-quarter length portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, wearing a dark dress with a white ruff and cuffs, a rosary pinned at the waist. Originally published by Thomas Bowles.
CS 235, this state not listed.
[Ref: 57301]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Melrose Abbey, Moon Light.
Melrose Abbey, Moon Light. Inscribed as a Tribute of Respect to the Revered Memory of Sir Walter Scott. Proof.
Drawn & Engraved by T.M. Richardson.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Published by T.M. Richardson, 53, Blackett Street [n.d., c.1835].
Scarce mezzotint with etching. 370 x 430mm (14½ x 17"). Tears taped.
The ruins of Melrose Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Roxburghshire. Scott supervised the extensive repair work that was to preserve the ruins in 1822.
[Ref: 57335]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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