British (English) School.
Oil painting on panel, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, (King of Scotland, Duke of Albany, Earl of Ross) (15451567), British (English) School, circa 1561. Portrait bust, turned slightly to the left, gazing at spectator, wearing white tunic, black coat, white lawn ruff and dark cap with ostrich feather.
He was the son of Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. Born on 7 December 1545 at Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, and styled Lord Darnley from birth. He was created Baron Ardmannoch and Earl of Ross on 15 May, 1565; married Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots on 29 July, 1565 in the Chapel of Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh; created Duke of Albany on 20 July 1565 and proclaimed King of Scotland on 28 July 1565. They had one son: James VI and I (1566-1625), born on 19 June 1566 at Edinburgh Castle, and stillborn twins born between 18 and 24 July 1568 at Lochleven Castle. Darnley was murdered, possibly with Marys connivance, on 10 February, 1567 at the Provost's House, Kirk-o-Field, Edinburgh and was buried in Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh.
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)