Mary Stuart at the age of nine years

It is inscribed "Marie royne descosse en leage de neuf ans ed six mois lan 1552. Au mois de juillet" This drawing as a girl forms one of a series of portraits of the French Court which were purchased in Florence by Frederick Howard about 1760 and were kept at Castle Howard until 1889 when the whole series was purchased by the Duc d'Aumale and were moved to Chantilly.