Monday, 4 February 2013

A King


It was fascinating today to hear that the skeleton found in a carpark in Leicester has been confirmed as King Richard III 's remains.  
I tried to imagine what he was like from portraits and the descriptions then painted  him just for the fun of it.  Richard was king for only two years before he was killed in the Battle of Bosworth and until recently it was unknown where he had been buried  .



10 comments:

Laura Moore said...

It has definitely been quite a fascinating day watching all the news unfold. Love that you have painted poor King Richard who ended up under tarmac.

rrARTz said...

this is really nice, i especially like the crown!

. said...

Heard nothing about that over here, will have to check it out. Its really interesting and I love when mysteries of history comes to life. And I have to say you caputured the feel of mystery to his painting, really nice.

Studio at the Farm said...

Hi Cathy. I was reading all about Richard earlier today. What a fabulous and fascinating archeological find!

Polly Birchall said...

I watched a programme on tv last night and you could see them finding his remains, using dna and discussing his death. It was fascinating. You have painted a lovely picture of him.

Alex said...

This is a cool drawing! :D

Dan Kent said...

I've been hearing a lot about ole' Richard lately. Neat that you took descriptions and composed a portrait. Great project. Love his crown.

rebeccastahr said...

Must be really interesting hearing about how they figured out it was his remains. I can see why your imagination is going. Great picture.

frayedattheedge said...

We watched the programme on tv the other night - it was fascinating to see all the work that went into identifying him. Then, when they revealed the reconstruction of his face, it was amazing how like his portrait it looked.
I love your painting - he looks decidedly regal!

Barbara Roth said...

Very, very nice portrait!

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