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King Richard III, by unknown artist, late 16th century. National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 148

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Date Late 15th century; this work was given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1862
Source Scanned from the book The National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England by David Williamson, ISBN 1855142287. A copy of this work is also in the Royal Collection. This painting has been copied and sold to many patrons.
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  1. 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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