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Mary Queen of Scots by François Clouet, wife of Francois II..Depuis le mariage de François II avec la jeune reine d'Ecosse, Marie Stuart, le sort de ce pays était lié à celui de la France. Une clause secrète signée par la reine prévoyait le rattachement pur et simple de l'Ecosse à la France, même dans le cas où le couple n'aurait pas eu d'enfants.

François Clouet (1510 – 1572) was a painter of portraits and a miniaturist during the French Renaissance. Clouet was known for his precise and detailed works. "Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France"

Jean Clouet, "Portrait of Madeline of France, 3rd Daughter of Francois I and Claude of France,” circa 1522, oil on panel; private collection, courtesy of The Weiss Gallery. Jean (or Janet) Clouet (1480–1541) was a miniaturist and painter who worked in France during the Renaissance. He was the father of François Clouet.

Mary Queen of Scots. Sketch of 12 or 13 year old Mary, by Francois Clouet, c1555. Clouet was court painter to Mary's father-in-law, King Henry II of France.