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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Les enfants d'Édouard' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160759

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1830 and now in the collection of the Louver, Paris (Inv. no. 3834). Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Richard III, the painting depicts the final moments of the two sons of Edward IV (1442-c.1483), Edward V (1470-83) and Richard of Shrewsbury (1473-c.1483). The princes are shown in a bedchamber of the Tower of London, where they were imprisoned following their father’s death in 1483. They cling to each other as they realise somebody is entering the room through the door at the far left. 
A small dog stands alarmed beside them, to the left.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Edward IV, King of England (1442-83)
    Edward V, King of England (1470-c. 1483)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • Tower of London
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Interiors
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • The Home
          • Bedrooms
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs