King Edward II

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King Edward II, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Unknown artist, 1877 (circa 1330s) - NPG 439 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King Edward II

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1877 (circa 1330s)
78 in. (1981 mm) long
Purchased, 1877
Primary Collection
NPG 439


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  • King Edward II (1284-1327), Reigned 1307-27. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.

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This electrotype is a copy from the alabaster tomb effigy in Gloucester Cathedral. The effigy is not a genuine likeness of Edward but rather an image of a ruler. The process of electrotyping captures all the details on the surface of the original sculpture. As a result this electrotype also features the graffiti that has been scratched onto the original alabaster effigy in Gloucester Cathedral.

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