King Edward III

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King Edward III

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1873, based on a work of circa 1377-1380
45 5/8 in. x 23 5/8 in. (1160 mm x 600 mm) overall
Purchased, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 332

On display in Room 1 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • King Edward III (1312-1377), Reigned 1327-77. Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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  • Domenico Brucciani (1815-1880), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 23 portraits.
  • Elkington & Co, Sculptors. Artist or producer associated with 22 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6577 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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