[MR] History Blog: Mary Queen of Scots Portrait on Show
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 02:53:25 PST 2019
Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Scots,
Today's feature on the History Blog is a discussion of a mourning portrait
of Mary Queen of Scots, limed after the deaths of her father-in-law Henry
II of France, her mother Gary of Guise and her first husband Francis II. No
longer welcome at the French court, Mary returned to rule in Scotland in
1561 just nine months after Francis' death.
Known as the "The White Queen" portrait (white was mourning dress in
France), the picture was painted in 1560 by François Clouet, a painter
popular with the French court.
The painting is on display at Hever Castle:
Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge 🦆
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