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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Les enfants d'Édouard' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160805

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1852 and now in the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Inv. no. Ж-863). Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Richard III, the painting depicts the last prayer of the two sons of Edward IV (1442-c.1483), Edward V (1470-83) and Richard of Shrewsbury (1473-c.1483), in the Tower of London. One of them is depicted reclining on a four-poster bed, whilst the other is kneeling on the bed's platform. Both boys clasp their hands in prayer. 

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

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

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                • Tower of London
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