Portrait of Mary I, (1516-1558).

All the known portraits of Mary I as Queen derive from two sittings which both took place in 1544. Here she wears the pendant pearl, 'La Peregrina', given to her by Phillip of Spain in 1544, the year they were married. Inscribed HE in top left corner.

Provenance

By 1879 in the possession of Lord Chesham; Mrs Cooper Hewitt; Frederick R.Bay; Colonel C.M.Paul.


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