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The Murder of David Rizzio (Mary, Queen of Scots witnessing the murder of David Rizzio)

Artist:
William Dickinson (British, 1746–1823)
Artist:
After John Graham (British, Edinburgh 1754/5–1817 Edinburgh)
Publisher:
William Dickinson (British, 1746–1823)
Sitter:
Mary, Queen of Scots (Linlithgow 1542–1587 Fotheringhay, England)
Published in:
London
Date:
July 1, 1791
Medium:
Mezzotint
Dimensions:
Plate: 19 15/16 × 24 9/16 in. (50.7 × 62.4 cm) Sheet: 20 1/4 × 26 5/8 in. (51.5 × 67.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.602.227
Not on view
This print reproduces an oil painting by Graham exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1787 and now unlocated.
Inscription: in plate, below image at left: "Painted by J. Graham"; below image at right: "W. Dickinson Excudit"; below image at center: "THE MURDER OF DAVID RIZZIO"; lower center: "LONDON, Publish'd July 1, 1791, by W. DICKINSON, Engraver, No. 24, Old Bond Street."
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Labanoff 310; Smailes and Thomson, pp. 62-3; McPhee p. 393
Comte Alexandre Borisovitch Lobanoff-Rostovsky Notice sur la collection des portraits de Marie Stuart appartenant au prince Alexandre Labanoff, précédée d'un résumé chronologique. St. Petersburg, 1860, cat. no. 310.

Helen Smailes, Duncan Thomson The Queen's image: a celebration of Mary, Queen of Scots Exh. cat., Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 1987, pp. 62-63.

Constance C. McPhee Inventory of Works Representing Mary Queen of Scots: Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1999, p. 393.



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