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Joanna of Navarre

3 of 4 portraits on display on the Medieval Stairs at the National Portrait Gallery

Joanna of Navarre, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Unknown artist, 1875 (circa 1408-1427) - NPG 398 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Joanna of Navarre

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1875 (circa 1408-1427)
43 in. (1092 mm) high
Purchased, 1875
Primary Collection
NPG 398


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This electrotype is a copy from the upper part of the alabaster figure of the queen on the double tomb with her husband, Henry IV, in Canterbury Cathedral. The couple wear identical crowns. It is one of a series of electrotype reproductions of tomb effigies made for the National Portrait Gallery by Elkington & Co in the 1870s. An electrotype sculpture of this type is made by electro-deposition of copper onto a mould or cast of an object. The electrotype could then be patinated like bronze.

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  • NPG 397: King Henry IV (companion portrait)

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