Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III

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Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, by Jodocus Hondius, 1610 - NPG D23857 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
9 1/4 in. x 2 5/8 in. (235 mm x 66 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23857

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Sittersback to top

  • King Edward IV (1442-1483), Reigned 1461-70 and 1471-83. Sitter associated with 35 portraits.
  • King Edward V (1470-1483), Reigned 1483. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
  • King Richard III (1452-1485), Reigned 1483-5. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Jodocus Hondius (1563-1611). Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Printed portrait sets of kings and queens were popular in England in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and her successor James I (1603-1625). These portraits were engraved for a publication called The Theatre of The Empire of Great Britaine by John Speed, first published in 1611, in which they framed a map of Lancashire. The series celebrated the union of the houses of Lancaster and York through the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1486. It was through this marriage that the Tudor dynasty was founded.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D23859: Elizabeth of York (mounted together)
  • NPG D23855: King Henry IV; King Henry V; King Henry VI (mounted together)
  • NPG D23858: King Henry VII (mounted together)