King Richard III (1452-1485) Reigned 1483-1485
About the work
This is a version of the standard portrait of Richard III. Almost all portraits of Richard are the same basic type, derived from a single portrait painted from life. The only notable variant is a work at the Society of Antiquities, in which the face pattern is reversed. The original, from which all other versions stem, may be the earliest known example (probably late 15th-century) in the Royal Collection.
This work was lent to an exhibition of historical art works at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1909, by a private collector.
About the artist
British 17th century unknown
- King Richard III (1452-1485) Reigned 1483-1485
- Oil on panel
- height: 43.70 cm, width: 32.50 cm
- Purchased from John H Frere, October 1951
- tl: Ricardus. III
- Collection of Arthur H. Frere; collection of John H. Frere (presumably by descent); from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in 1951
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