King Henry III
3 of 23 portraits by Domenico Brucciani
King Henry III
by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after William Torel
electrotype, 1873, based on a work of circa 1291
44 in. (1118 mm) high
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This electrotype is a copy from the from the upper part of the gilt bronze tomb effigy in Westminster Abbey which was completed by William Torel on Edward I's orders in 1291. 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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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 295
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 140
- Williamson, David, The National Portrait Gallery: History of the Kings and Queens of England, 1998, p. 53
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