Van der Doort c.1639

Old [Nicholas] Hilliard

The 3rd, Lady Margaret Douglas, aunt to Mary Queen of Scots, in black and white widow's mourning habit and little plain ruff, inscribed in gold letters 1575 and her age 53

Walpole Society reference (1960): 
WS 111, № 34
Measurements (Van der Doort): 
1¾in x 0 (4.4 x 0cm)
blue-grounded card
light from the left
The 2nd and last bigger square and high frame – 1ft 6in+1/8 in x 8in+1/8 - in which space for two more pictures to come of your Majesty's progenitors, as yet unfinished [i.e. ten spaces; eight filled]
Gift / Exchange / Bought / Inherited: 
Room description extended: 
4th Book containing all your Majesty's well limned pieces, kept at the moment in cupboards in the newly erected Cabinet Room, Whitehall
Original Manuscript page number: 
Windsor MS., f. 61
Identification certainty: