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King Richard II

1 of 34 portraits of King Richard II

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King Richard II

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Nicholas Broker, and Godfrey Prest
electrotype, 1873, based on a work of circa 1395-1397
31 1/8 in. x 22 7/8 in. (790 mm x 580 mm) overall
Purchased, 1871
Primary Collection
NPG 330

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

Sitterback to top

  • King Richard II (1367-1400), Reigned 1377-99. Sitter associated with 34 portraits.

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  • Nicholas Broker (circa 1350-1426), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • Domenico Brucciani (1815-1880), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 23 portraits.
  • Elkington & Co, Sculptors. Artist or producer associated with 22 portraits.
  • Godfrey Prest (active 1377-1395), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.

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The original full-length effigy on Richard's tomb in Westminster Abbey is known to have been made by Nicholas Broker and Godfrey Prest and it is notable that the contract for the work specified that the images of both Richard and his queen, Anne of Bohemia, should be portraits.

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  • NPG 331: Anne of Bohemia (companion portrait)

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