This is an original hand coloured portrait of Mary Queen of Scot's. The portrait was engraved after the original which was done by Austria in favor of the queen in 1575. This engraving was done in 1771 by W.J. Hay in Edinburgh. The portrait measures 2.5 by 3" tall it is housed in an ebony wooden frame, and protected by convex glass. The paper on the back gives provenance of the piece. Frame has normal wear for a vintage item some chipping of the paint on the wood but displays well. Structurally the easel back is in good condition and will sit on a table or desk.