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Richard III Portrait from the National Portrait Gallery

Fact, Fiction and the Portraits of Richard III

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Fact, Fiction and the Portraits of Richard III

'Determined to prove a villain': Fact, Fiction and the Portraits of Richard III.

As part of the National Portrait Gallery's COMING HOME project Dr Charlotte Bolland, Senior Curator, Research and 16th Century Collections, will talk about the Gallery's iconic portrait of Richard III.

Created in the late sixteenth century as a means of illustrating the lineage and legitimacy of the Tudor dynasty, the portrait was one of the earliest works to be gifted to the Gallery. Since then, encountered by countless visitors on the Gallery walls, it has sparked consideration of Richard's reputation: is he Shakespeare's villain, or the much-maligned victim of a Tudor smear campaign?

Free talk, to book your place contact the museum on 0116 225 4920.

Find details of other events as part of the Coming Home project in our online brochure.

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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254920

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