The many faces of Queen Mary I




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Mary was first painted circa 1525 when she was engaged to her cousin, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. You can see her wearing a brooch with the inscription “The Empour (the Emperor)”. During the King’s Great Matter no portraits were painted of her, and it wasn’t until 1544 that Mary appears once more. In the beginning of her reign, Mary sat for two artists, Hans Eworth and Antonis Mor. Several versions of these portraits exist, and its likeness became the basis for portraits painted long after Mary’s death. These are many of the portraits and prints I managed to find.

 

Circa 1525, attributed to Lucas Horenbout
Circa 1525, attributed to Lucas Horenbout
Possibly Mary, 1536 by Hans Holbein the Younger
Possibly Mary, 1536 by Hans Holbein the Younger
1544 by Master John
1544 by Master John
1555-1558 by Hans Eworth
1544 by Hans Eworth
Circa 1554 by an unknown artist [ref] The Queen Mary Book of Prayers (Westminster Cathedral) [/ref]
Circa 1554 by an unknown artist
1554 by Antonius Moro
1554 by Antonius Moro
1554 by Hans Eworth
1554 by Hans Eworth
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist line engraving, 1554 or after NPG D17821 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1554 or after
NPG D17821
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Jacopo da Trezzo gilt electrotype of medal, (circa 1555) NPG 446(1) © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Jacopo da Trezzo
gilt electrotype of medal, (circa 1555)
NPG 446(1)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Franz Huys, after Unknown artist line engraving, circa 1555 NPG D17822 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Franz Huys, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1555
NPG D17822
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Jacopo da Trezzo line engraving, (circa 1555) NPG D17825 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Jacopo da Trezzo
line engraving, (circa 1555)
NPG D17825
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) oil on panel, 1555 NPG 4174 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
oil on panel, 1555
NPG 4174
© National Portrait Gallery, London
1556-1558 by Hans Eworth
1556-1558 by Hans Eworth
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist woodcut, after 1558 NPG D17818 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
woodcut, after 1558
NPG D17818
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Painted between 1569 and 1585
Painted between 1569 and 1585
circa 1572
circa 1572
Queen Mary I by Unknown artist oil on panel, 1597-1618 NPG 4980(16) © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1597-1618
NPG 4980(16)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist woodcut, published 1598 NPG D17817 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1598
NPG D17817
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland engraving, circa 1600-1627 NPG D20124 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland
engraving, circa 1600-1627
NPG D20124
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist line engraving, published 1630 NPG D17814 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D17814
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Francis Delaram line engraving, published 1638 (after 1618) NPG D17819 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1638 (after 1618)
NPG D17819
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I, probably by William Faithorne, sold by Sir Robert Peake - NPG D22812 Queen Mary I probably by William Faithorne, sold by Sir Robert Peake line engraving, circa 1640 NPG D22812 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I, probably by William Faithorne, sold by Sir Robert Peake – NPG D22812
Queen Mary I
probably by William Faithorne, sold by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22812
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger line engraving, possibly 1647 NPG D24193 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary
by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, possibly 1647
NPG D24193
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger etching, 1647 NPG D31946 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary
by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D31946
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I; called Lady Jane Grey; Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset; Nicholas Ridley printed for Richard Chiswell line engraving, late 17th century NPG D23526 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I; called Lady Jane Grey; Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset; Nicholas Ridley
printed for Richard Chiswell
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23526
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I; Queen Elizabeth I after Unknown artist line engraving, published 1677 NPG D34140 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I; Queen Elizabeth I
after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34140
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Robert White line engraving, 1681 NPG D24876 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24876
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary after Hans Holbein the Younger line engraving, circa 1700 NPG D18729 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary
after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, circa 1700
NPG D18729
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist line engraving, probably 18th century NPG D24877 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24877
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist mezzotint, 18th century NPG D17823 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 18th century
NPG D17823
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I after Unknown artist line engraving, 18th century NPG D17824 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D17824
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D21384 Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) line engraving, published 1706 NPG D21384 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) – NPG D21384
Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I
by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, published 1706
NPG D21384
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Sovereigns of England, part 2 by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist mezzotint, circa 1723-1741 NPG D34142 © National Portrait Gallery, London
The Sovereigns of England, part 2
by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth line engraving, 1736 NPG D24874 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by George Vertue, after Hans Eworth
line engraving, 1736
NPG D24874
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by George Vertue line engraving, 1745 NPG D24873 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D24873
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I by James Smith, after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) line engraving, mid 18th century NPG D21386 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Fictitious portrait called Queen Mary I
by James Smith, after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D21386
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Bart Vazquez, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) stipple engraving, 1793 NPG D20392 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Bart Vazquez, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, 1793
NPG D20392
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Hans Holbein the Younger stipple engraving, published 1796 NPG D24878 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I when Princess Mary
by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D24878
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Émile Desmaisons, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Unknown artist hand-coloured lithograph, 1834 NPG D34627 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Émile Desmaisons, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1834
NPG D34627
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Unknown artist pen and wash, 19th century NPG D20963 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Unknown artist
pen and wash, 19th century
NPG D20963
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I published by James and John Cundee, after Hans Eworth stipple engraving, published 1815 NPG D41901 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
published by James and John Cundee, after Hans Eworth
stipple engraving, published 1815
NPG D41901
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1815 NPG D17186 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Mary I
by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1815
NPG D17186
© National Portrait Gallery, London
'The Kings and Queens of England: From the Conquest to Queen Victoria' by Henry Hering albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862 NPG Ax131392 © National Portrait Gallery, London
‘The Kings and Queens of England: From the Conquest to Queen Victoria’
by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
NPG Ax131392
© National Portrait Gallery, London
"Entry of Queen Mary I with Princess Elizabeth into London in 1553" by John Byam Liston Shaw, 1910
“Entry of Queen Mary I with Princess Elizabeth into London in 1553” by John Byam Liston Shaw, 1910






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