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Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to ...Show synopsisAlthough a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works associated with her. For the first time every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. A biographical outline provides the framework for understanding her work by setting it in the context of her unsettled and stormy life. It recounts the influence of her formative years in France and her absorption in needlework during the years of imprisonment. Many of the embroideries can be seen in British country houses and in Scottish collections.Hide synopsis
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Description:VG+ 128 pp. with 89 plates and 14 diagrams, some in color,...VG+ 128 pp. with 89 plates and 14 diagrams, some in color, along with text and photographs. The volume describes all the works associated with Queen Mary with every piece marked by her cipher. Oversized laminated pictorial cover.
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story of an unusual woman's life, queen, widow, exiled, wife, mother, prisoner.Finally executed for the bad luck of her birth into the royal family.
She found relief in her needlework.
An interesting insight into the world of embroidery of the past, when people made things to last...some of them ...
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