Title devised by curator. Unsigned. Inscribed by Horace Walpole on verso: The original drawing by Vertue of Richard III, and his Queen, described and engraved in Mr. Walpole's Historic doubts. Sale text: A curious pen and ink drawing of King Richard III and his Queen, copied from painted glass, by Vertue, described and engraved in Mr. Walpole's Historic Doubts. Formerly hung in at Strawberry Hill, in the blue breakfast room. Image later engraved by Charles Grignion for: Horace Walpole's Historic doubts on the life & reign of King Richard the Third, 1768, opposite p. 103. Purchased by Horace Walpole from Vertue's widow?; 6 May 1842 at the Strawberry Hill Sale, Day 11, Lot 112 bought by Miss Burdett Coutts, £4.14.6; 9 November 1936 sold at Sotheby's, Lot 237, to Maggs for W.S. Lewis.
Drawing full-length King Richard III and his Queen, in robes and crowned.
Anne,--Queen, consort of Richard III, King of England,--1456-1485--Portraits. Richard--III,--King of England,--1452-1485--Portraits. Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England)--Art collections. Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Art collections. Walpole, Horace,--1727-1797--Ms. notes. Walpole, Horace,--1727-1797--Ownership.
Ink drawings--British--18th century.
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George Vertue, Portrait of King Richard III and his Queen. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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