Mary, Queen of Scots' Chambers
Portrait of a man known as David Rizzio
Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2013
RCIN 401172

Portrait of a man known as David Rizzio

c.1620

British School

Presented to HM The Queen, 1953

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The Italian David Rizzio arrived in Scotland in 1561 with the ambassador from Savoy. He entered the service of Mary, Queen of Scots, first as musician and later as her secretary and close companion. Read more