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King Edward III

1 of 27 portraits of King Edward III

King Edward III, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Unknown artist, 1873 (circa 1377-1380) - NPG 332 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King Edward III

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1873 (circa 1377-1380)
44 in. (1118 mm) long
Purchased, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 332


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  • King Edward III (1312-1377), Reigned 1327-77. Sitter associated with 27 portraits.

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The likeness of Edward's copper-gilt tomb effigy in Westminster Abbey may have been based on a death mask. However, as can be seen in the electrotype of the upper part of the figure, the final effigy does not show evidence of the paralysis that struck the king shortly before his death.

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