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Not currently on display at the V&A
On display at the Temple Church, London

Effigy of King Henry III of England

Plaster Cast
ca. 1292 (sculpted), 1911 (cast)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster cast
Brief 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
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
Dimensions
  • Length: 243cm
  • Width: 91cm
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 (Inscribed in embossed Lombardic letters around the edge of the tomb slab)
Object history
Purchased from Titus Giuseppe Formilli in 1912 for £30
Historical context
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).
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.A.1912-1

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record createdSeptember 26, 2006
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