It shows her at three-quarter-length facing slightly to the left, seated in an ornate chair, holding a book in her left hand and gloves in her right hand. On the edge of the hanging behind her are woven the initials MR.Painted soon after her marriage to Philip II of Spain in 1554, Mary is shown wearing a dark velvet gown and matching partlet concealing her shoulders and neck, in keeping with modest styles in Spain at this date. Her linen smock is embroidered with a strapwork and foliate design with red silk thread. It is visible around the neckline and at her wrists where it has been pulled into puffs through slits in her foresleeves. She also wears the diamond pendant from which hangs the 58.5 carat La Peregrina pearl, a betrothal gift from the Spanish king. According to one courtier, Mary I'seem to delight above all in arraying herself elegantly and magnificently'.
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19th Century English School Cornwall View Of Penzance Port Landscape. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.The item "16th Century Old Master Portrait Of Mary Tudor, Queen of England (1516-1558)" is in sale since Wednesday, April 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "beckys_sarah" and is located in FARNBOROUGH, Hampshire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.