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Account by Martin Folkes of two pictures of Henry Darnley

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Account by Martin Folkes of two pictures of Henry Darnley
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. i + 21.
Bound with MSS/0087.
Scope and content
An account by Martin Folkes, PRS, PSA, of two pictures of the death of Henry Darnley (murdered 10 Feb. 1567), consort of Mary, Queen of Scots. Read to SA, 11 Aug. 1737. Minute Book III, p. 36. Signed by Folkes, fol. 21.

Folkes's account compares the original picture, painted in January 1568 for the Earl of Lennox (Matthew (Stuart), 4th Earl; father of Henry Darnley), and a copy made shortly afterwards for the Earl's brother John, Lord Aubigné (5th Seigneur d'Aubigny), which had survived in better condition. The original painting descended to Thomas (Fermor), 1st Earl of Pomfret (who presented it to Queen Caroline, probably in 1736), and the copy (now at Goodwood) to Charles (Lennox), 7th Duke of Richmond, who brought it to England from Aubigné for comparison. The original was engraved by Vertue (reprinted 1786). See O. Millar, The Tudor Stuart and early Georgian Pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen (1963), cat. no. 90, pl. 31.
Folkes, Martin (1690-1754), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 89