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Mary, Queen of Scots arrested by the Earl of Bothwell

John Walker (British, active 1776–1802)
William Walker (British, Thirsk, North Yorkshire 1729–1793 London)
After Mather Brown (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1761–1831 London)
Harrison and Co. (London)
Mary, Queen of Scots (Linlithgow 1542–1587 Fotheringhay, England)
September 28, 1792
Plate: 11 7/16 × 7 3/16 in. (29 × 18.2 cm) Sheet: 13 1/4 × 9 1/16 in. (33.6 × 23 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1958
Accession Number:
Not on view
This is a book illustration showing the Queen's abduction by the Earl of Bothwell in 1567, outside Stirling Castle. Anticipating her movements, Bothwell waylaid her with a troop of 800 horsemen and obliged her to accompany him to Dunbar, where they were subsequently married. A later version of this print (with a different frame) was used in The Imperial History of England (Theophilus Camden, 1811).
Mary, Queen of Scots Arrested when going to the Chace

Inscription: in plate, within image, on banner at top: "MAGNA TA"; at lower left of frame: "M. BROWN DEL."; within image, at lower right of frame: "W. & J. WALKER Sc."; within image, on plaque: "MARY QUEEN of SCOTS/ arrested/ when going to the Chace."; below image: "Publish'd as the act directs by Harrison & Co. Sept. 28. 1729."
Susan Dwight Bliss; Donor: Susan Dwight Bliss
Evans (1982), p. 275 (1811 version)
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