Thursday, 12 January 2017

Richard III by John Gilbert

Below you can see a rather amusing depiction of Richard III by Victorian artist Sir John Gilbert. Gilbert has Richard looking like an old man whose lost his walking stick. As usual Richard is depicted as malicious, here he has an evil eye, he is crooked and sinister but with a penchant for black fur and funny hats, and it seems unable to walk unaided!


Christies of London had it up for auction and its final selling price was £2875.

The painting is oil on canvas and is entitled The Arrest of Lord Hastings, it is signed by the artist and is dated 1871.

For more on this click on the link below
http://meanderingthroughtime.weebly.com/history-blog/the-arrest-of-lord-hastings-by-john-gilbert

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