In 1587, Queen Elizabeth I signed the death warrant of Mary, Queen of Scots. Upon her own death in 1603, Queen Elizabeth bequeathed her crown to James VI, King of Scotland, the son of none other than that very same Mary, Queen of Scots, whom Elizabeth sent to the scaffold sixteen years earlier. James’s ascendance marked the end of the Tudor dynasty and inaugurated the reign of the Stuarts. But—who were the Stuarts of Scotland and how did they get so close to the throne of England? The lecture investigates the rise of the Stuart dynasty; the ascendance of King James VI, and his wife, Princess Anna of Denmark; the rumours and scandals associated with their private lives; and their contributions to the patronage of arts and culture of the era.
DR EUGENE BARILO VON REISBERG is a Melbourne-based scholar and art adviser, who shares his passion for art, history, and culture from the eighteenth century to the present day through regular lectures and publications. He has completed a doctoral dissertation on Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873), the 19th-century elite portrait specialist, and is currently working towards a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s works.
Lectures in the von Reisberg series can be booked separately, however it is not compulsory to attend all three. If you would like to attend another lecture in the series, please book using the links below:
Elizabeth Stuart, The Winter Queen
Princess Sophia and the Search for Britain’s New Royal Family
Your ticket includes tea or Market Lane coffee served before the lecture, and time to browse our exclusive range of books, gifts, and homewares at TJC Emporium. NOTE: Tickets for this event do not include access to our exhibition-house, Fairhall. Guided tours of the current exhibition 'Vincent Jenden Meets William Johnston' can be booked separately.
This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust.
Daniel Mytens (ca.1590-1647). Portrait of James I, King of Great Britain (1566-1625) (detail) 1621. National Portrait Gallery, London.