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Volume IV of Joseph Cecil's collection of portraits and prints relating to the life of Mary Queen of Scots, mounted into five albums, with numerous prints per album page. The third volume contains British topographical views of places associated with the queen. Below is a brief summary of the contents:
Views in Scotland:
Pages 1-2: Exterior and interior views of Stirling Castle and church.
Page 3: Views of Wemyss Castle, Darnaway Castle, and Tantallon Castle.
Page 4: Street views in West Bow, Edinburgh, and south view of the Black Hospital.
Page 5: Battle scene: 'The Battle-Array of Carberry Hill near Edinburgh with the surrender of Mary Queen of Scots' 1567.
Views in Edinburgh:
Pages 6-8: Edinburgh Castle.
Page 9: Street views, the ancient Piscina at the palace of Mary of Guise, Castle Hill, the Regent Murray's House in the Canongate, and view down the Canongate.
Page 10: Cardinal Beaton's House, the City Cross, Episcopal House, and residence of the Archbishop of St Andrews at Cowgate.
Page 11: The Old Guard House, Views on the High Street, including Fountain Well and John Knox's House.
Page 12: The old City Guard, interior and exterior views of Holyrood House, including the porch and chapel.
Page 13: Exterior views of Holyrood House.
Page 14: Interior views of Mary's closet and her dressing room in Holyrood House.
Page 15: Exterior views of Holyrood House.
Page 16: Views of the chapel at Holyrood House.
Page 17: Details and ground plan of the chapel of Holyrood, and Mary Queen of Scots Sundial.
Page 18: Two exterior views of Holyrood House, an interior view of a bedchamber, and an interior view of the ruins of the chapel.
Page 19: Holyrood chapel and Mary's closet and bedchamber in the palace.
Page 20: Views of St Giles's Church, including a detail of the spire.
Page 21: Interior and courtyard views of the Parliament House; the ruins of St Anthony's Chapel, the old Tolbooth, and White Horse Close.
Pages 22-3: Distant and perspective views of Edinburgh.
Page 24: Plans of Edinburgh and street views.
Page 25: Distant views of Edinburgh, and Mary's Bath.
Views in England:
Pages 26-7: Views of the ruins of Ashby Castle, showing the place of Mary's room, and the old chimney piece.
Pages 28-9: Views of Bolton Castle, wiht interior of the room in which Mary was imprisoned.
Page 30: Views of Buxton.
Pages 31-3: Views of Carlisle Castle, with the Deanery, Refectory, Long Hall, Lady's Walk, and chapel.
Page 34: Views of Carlisle Abbey.
Page 35: Views of Carlisle, including the cross and castle gate, and with a ground plan.
Page 36: View of Carlisle, and Mary's tower in the castle.
Page 37: View of Chartley Manor (drawing) and distant views of Carlisle.
Page 38: Views of Chatsworth, and of the remains of Chartley Castle.
Page 39: Bird's eye view of Chatsworth House and grounds.
Page 40: Views of Cockermouth Castle, and views in Coventry, with the Old Free School, cross, and Spon Gate.
Page 41: Views of Hardwick Hall, the ruins of Cowdray, and the ornate wooden chair from which Mary is said to have risen for her execution (one watercolour with pencil note by Cecil 'I do not believe it'.)
Page 42: Views of the Old Hall at Hardwick House, and distant views of Derby.
Page 43: Two pen drawings on tracing paper of the remains of exterior north wall, and moat of Fotheringhay Castle and the large stone and mound that remain of the castle next to the River Nene.
Page 44: Two views of the Collegiate Church of Fotheringhay, a ground plan of the castle (in pen on tracing paper - 'Cuthbert Bede delt 1857'); a detail of the devices on wooden seats at Tansor Church removed from Fotheringhay church, and an inside view of the old inn.
Page 45: Views in Fotheringhay, with church, bridge, castle remains, and old inn; the remains of Hardwick, views of the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, Penhurst Castle Tunbridge Wells, Littlecot Park Wiltshire, and Leicester Abbey.
Page 46: Interior view of Marholm Church, view of Naworth Castle, and views of Micklegate Bar, York.
Page 47: A prospect, elevation, and ground plan of the Cathedral Church of Peterborough.
Page 48: Interior views of Peterborough Cathedral, and view of the East End.
Page 49: Views of Pomfret Castle, the remains of the Manor House, Sheffield, and distant view of Sheffield.
Page 50: Views of Solway Firth, and the remains of Tixall Abbey.
Pages 51-2: Views of Tixall Abbey, and the remains of Tutbury Castle.
Page 53: Views of Tutbury Castle and Church, Wetherby Bridge, Wilton House, and Winfield Manor House.
Pages 54-5: Views of the remains of Winfield Manor House, including a pen and ink copy of an old drawing in the British Museum.
Page 56: Views of Wingfield Manor House, Woodhouse Lie, river side view of Workington, Workington Hall (drawing), and Worksop Abbey.
Page 57 (last): Views of Worksop Manor.
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Height: 570 millimetres
Width: 420 millimetres (album page)
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- The collection of prints and drawings relating to Mary Queen of Scots formed by Joseph Cecil of Northampton was purchased by the Museum from his widow in 1885 (1885,0509.52-1382). It was mounted in a single album, which was then broken up and the contents re-arranged into five albums, each of which is given a separate entry.
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