James VI and I, 1566 - 1625. King of Scotland 1567 - 1625. King of England and Ireland 1603 - 1625 (As a boy) About 1574


  • Scottish Art
James VI was crowned King of Scots when he was still a baby, after the forced abdication of his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots. Before he assumed personal rule, Scotland (and the young king) were in the control of various warring factions of nobility. Still a child in this portrait, James is dressed, like a miniature adult, for hunting, with a sparrow hawk perched on his gloved left hand.


  • Acc. No. PG 992
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size 45.70 x 30.60 cm (framed: 80.00 x 59.50 x 13.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1925