soldportrait of mary queen of scots 15421587 after nicholas hilliard c1700

SOLD...Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), After Nicholas Hilliard, c.1700


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After Nicholas Hilliard, c.1700
Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), half-length, in a white dress, ruff and lace cap, with an ermine cloak, a bible in her left hand, in a feigned oval
inscribed 'VIRTUTIS AMORE' (upper centre)
oil on canvas in early 18th c. carved wood frame
30 x 25 in. (78.2 x 63.5 cm.)
PROVENANCE:
Miss Wilbraham by 1907;
and by descent to Roger Wilbraham by 1957.
LITERATURE
Burlington Magazine, Notes on Various Works of Art, Vol. XII, December 1907, pp. 163-164.
After the miniature by Nicholas Hilliard in the collection of the Duke of Portland, Wellbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire (see R.W. Goulding, The Wellbeck Abbey Miniatures, Oxford, 1916, plate I, note 8). The inscription 'VIRTUTIS AMORE, has been interpreted as an anagram for 'Marie Stouart'.



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