1572 Mary Anne Waltham by François Quesnel (Althorp - Althorp, Northamptonshire, UK)

According to this reference (Catalogue of the First Special Exhibition of National Portraits Ending with the Reign of King James the Second on Loan to the South Kensington Museum (April 1866) Item 327, Mary Anne Waltham was a friend and attendant of Mary, Queen of Scots while Queen Mary was imprisoned in Fotheringay Castle (later demolished). I cannot find anything else about her.

The remains of Princess of Wales Diana Spencer are interred at Althorp.

From Wikimedia; size doubled and shadows filled in to reval stripes of the dress.

1572 Mary Anne Waltham by François Quesnel (Althorp - Althorp, Northamptonshire, UK) Wm shadows X 2

Mary Anne’s French hood includes a visor in this 1572 portrait that shows her wearing a sheer partlet.

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