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Isn't is possible that this isn't actually Mary I? We know that the prop makers for the films have used historic portraits as models for Hogwarts paintings (i.e, the portrait of Basil Fronsac is based on Henry James, the portrait of Elizabeth Burke is based on Bess of Hardwick, the portrait of George von Rheticus is based on King James I, etc.). Couldn't the case be the same here? -- Parodist 13:29, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

I have to agree. I don't think that we can definitively say that this is Mary I. -- Saxon 23:25, November 9, 2015 (UTC)
It's probably her. Nothing in the book says it wasn't her, so all we have to do on is the second tier canon, the films.--HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 02:16, August 2, 2016 (UTC)
What second tier would that be? I see no writing/inscription upon the painting identifying her as royalty. And lest it can be indesputably evidenced that she is, indeed, Mary I, we should move this page to a "unidentfied portrait of noble witch" and make a "behind the scenes" sections heilighting who she's based on. Ninclow (talk) 23:03, November 12, 2016 (UTC)