Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fulleylove's Richard III

The University of Leicester has lashed out £7,300 - more than double the auctioneer's estimate - on this painting Richard III at the Blue Boar Inn (1880) by Victorian artist John Fulleylove (CLICK). The King was reputed to have stayed at the Blue Boar Inn on 20 August 1485 before setting out to meet his fate at the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22 August 1485. The white boar was Richard III's personal device (CLICK). Fulleylove depicts an heroic knight setting forth to do battle, with crowds waving and cheering him on.


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