Scene from the Life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary Led through the Streets of Edinburgh after the Battle of Carberry Hill1790
This was a deeply unhappy time for Mary, who soon realised the mistake she had made in marrying Bothwell. Moreover, a group of protestant nobles, known as the Confederate Lords, had openly rebelled against her. They resented Bothwell for becoming too powerful too quickly and they judged Mary for siding with him. Despite their own role in Darnley’s assassination, the Lords now accused Mary of involvement in the murder.
After occupying Edinburgh, the Lords’ large army met Mary’s dwindling troops at Carberry Hill. No fighting took place as Mary surrendered in return for honourable treatment and Bothwell’s safety. The offer was accepted and on 15 June 1567 Mary was taken back to Edinburgh, where she was met with a hostile and humiliating reception.
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A portrait with the facial features exaggerated for comic or satirical effect.
An 18th century academy of art and design founded by the Glasgow printers and booksellers Robert and Andrew Foulis, who had assembled a collection of European paintings for teaching purposes. The academy was based at the University of Glasgow's old college buildings in High Street.
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The Trustees’ Academy was founded in Edinburgh in 1760 by the Board of Trustees for the Improvement of Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland. This was the earliest publicly funded art school in Britain, but during the early years it was essentially an elementary drawing school dedicated to applied design. The students included practical craftsmen as well as fine artists. The school gradually developed more facilities for advanced fine art education, including a plaster cast collection. In 1826, it relocated to a new building on The Mound, which was erected by the Board. The Trustees’ Academy was reformed in 1858, using the well established government Schools of Design in London as its model, and was the direct ancestor of Edinburgh College of Art, established in 1907.
- Credits Purchased 1951
- Medium Pen, grey ink and brown wash over traces of grey and black chalk in a grey ink ruled border on paper
- Size 15.80 x 20.90 cm