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Portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales 1330-76 The Black Prince 1820c.

Benjamin Burnell 

Portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales 1330-76 The Black Prince, Benjamin Burnell
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Oil on canvas
19th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
 
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This portrait of the son of King Edward III seems at first to typify the theatricality of early nineteenth century representations of historical events and persons, but it is also notable for the artist''s pursuit of accuracy. His coat of arms and crest are correctly shown and the Prince's helmet is painted after the Prince's actual funerary helm hung over his tomb at Canterbury Cathedral.
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