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Fine Antique Oil Painting, Mary Queen Of Scots In Prayer, Night Before Execution For Sale
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Cathedral Fine Artpresents to you for sale: "Mary Queen of Scots"English School, 19th century original oil painting on board oil painting measures: 17 by 14 inches framed: 24 by 21 inchesA very fine antique oil painting on board, showing the famous scene of Mary, Queen of Scots, the night before her execution. The painting is unsigned and we cannot discover who the artist was, though we have found an engraving of this subject by John Surtain (1808-1897).
Mary, Queen of Scots(8 December 1542– 8 February 1587), also known asMary StuartorMary I of Scotland, was queen regnantof Scotlandfrom 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and queen consortof Francefrom 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.
Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, was 6 days old when her father died and she succeeded to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married the Dauphin of France, Francis. He ascended the French throne as King Francis II in 1559, and Mary briefly became queen consort of France, until his death on 5 December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leithon 19 August 1561. Four years later, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart,Lord Darnely, but their union was unhappy. In February 1567, his residence was destroyed by an explosion, and Darnley was found murdered in the garden. James Hepburn,4th Earl of Bothwell, was generally believed to have orchestrated Darnley's death, but he was acquitted of the charge in April 1567, and the following month he married Mary. Following an uprising against the couple, Mary was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle. On 24 July 1567, she was forced to abdicatein favour of James, her one-year-old son by Darnley. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, she fled southwards seeking the protection of her first cousin once removed, Queen Elizabeth I of England. Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth's throne as her own and was considered the legitimate sovereign of Englandby many English Catholics, including participants in a rebellion. Perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her confined in a number of castles and manor houses in the interior of England. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth, and was subsequently executed. This very sensitively painted portrayal of her last evening, shows her in quiet prayer and contemplation and is beautifully painted. Housed in its original gilt frame (sadly in very poor condition), the work has come from a private house in the north of England.Provenance: private collection, EnglandCathedral Fine ArtWe are fine art dealers in England and have been for three decades. We fully appreciate buying a painting online can be different than in person and aim to mention everything known about a work and include detailed photographs of each area of the painting.All our paintings offered are properly researched and described accurately and are by the artist or school as stated. We 100% guarantee every painting listed with a no quibble full refund policy. All our paintings are sourced from sales and antique fairs and markets. We also buy a lot of paintings from private collectors - giving you fresh to the market opportunities. Return policy-We offer a full refund guarantee on all purchases! We disclose every thing we know about all items we list - but, if we've got it wrong, we will be the first to admit it and put it right. If you wish to return an item because we have described it incorrectly, we will naturally pay the shipping costs.All our listings are coveredunder the Distance Selling Regulations, which give you, the buyer, the right to cancel the purchase within 7 working days after the day youreceive the item. Payment- We prefer Paypal - this is best for you the buyer as you are fully protected under their Buyer Protection policy.We do ask that, if possible, you pay for your item within five days of the sale closing. If this is not possible, please let us know. We are very happy to accommodate. Shipping & Handling- includes packing and handling of your purchase, to a professional standard.Money can be saved with combined shipping, ie: grouping your purchases together. Feel free to ask us for more details.We now send ALL items with an online tracking number or a required signature on delivery.You're safe!
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Fine Antique Oil Painting, Mary Queen Of Scots In Prayer, Night Before Execution: $113