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King Richard III, by unknown artist, given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1862. See source website for additional information.

This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch are listed as "unknown author" by the NPG, who is diligent in researching authors, and was donated to the NPG before 1939 according to their website.

Date Late 16th century; this work was given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1862
Source National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 148
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  1. a b Were These Once Part of a Set?. Case Study 1. National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  2. Richard III. Royal Collection (2009). Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  3. The Yorkists: Richard III. History of the Monarchy. The British Monarchy (2009). Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  4. Ross, Charles (1999) [1981] "The King in Person" in Richard III, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. p. 139–140 ISBN: 0-300-07979-6.
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