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Plaster cast - Effigy of King Henry III of England
  • Effigy of King Henry III of England
    Torel, William
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Effigy of King Henry III of England

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Westminster, England (sculpted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1292 (sculpted)
    1911 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Torel, William (after, sculptor)
    Formilli, Titus Giuseppe (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.A.1912-1

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Physical description

Plaster cast, from an original gilt bronze effigy of King Henry III of England (1206-72), by William Torel, ca. 1292, in the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, cast by Titus Giuseppe Formilli, 1911

Place of Origin

Westminster, England (sculpted)

Date

ca. 1292 (sculpted)
1911 (cast)

Artist/maker

Torel, William (after, sculptor)
Formilli, Titus Giuseppe (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Marks and inscriptions

Ici gist henri jadis rey de engletere seygnur de hirlaunde educ de aquitayne lefiz lirey johan jadis rey de engletere akideu face merci amen 'Here lies Henry, formerly King of England, ruler of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, the son of King John, formerly King of England; God have mercy on him, Amen'

Dimensions

Length: 243 cm, Width: 91 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Titus Giuseppe Formilli in 1912 for £30

Historical context note

The inscription in embossed Lombardic letters around the edge of the tomb slab reads: Ici gist henri jadis rey de engletere seygnur de hirlaunde educ de aquitayne lefiz lirey johan jadis rey de engletere akideu face merci amen. (Here lies Henry, formerly King of England, ruler of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, the son of King John, formerly King of England; God have mercy on him, Amen).

Descriptive line

Plaster cast, from an original gilt bronze effigy of King Henry III of England (1206-72), by William Torel, ca. 1292, in the Confessor's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, cast by Titus Giuseppe Formilli, 1911

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Death; Kings; Crowns; Sepulchral monuments; Henry (III, King of England)

Categories

Royalty; Sculpture; Death

Collection code

SCP

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