Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Lord Darnley medal by Unknown Artist

This rare silver medal of 1565 shows busts of Mary Queen of Scots and her husband, Henry Lord Darnley.


Details

Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
4.3cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £9,650)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Christopher Eimer

It commemorates their marriage that year. As a significant piece of 16th-century Scottish portraiture it makes a handsome addition to the Hunterian’s outstanding collection of British medals.

Provenance

Christopher Eimer, 2014

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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