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Lady Elizabeth Woodville Pleading for Her Children before Edward IV

Photo credit: Winchester City Council’s Topographical Art Collection

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A romantic picture of Lady Elizabeth Woodville on her knees pleading for her two sons before King Edward IV. Lady Woodville and the King were later married.

This large painting was originally commissioned in 1798 for display in Robert Bowyer's Historic Gallery in Pall Mall, London which specialised in grand historic themed pictures.

Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Winchester Store





oil on canvas


H 249 x W 198 cm

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gift from the Baring family of Stratton Park; on loan from Winchester City Council to the University of Winchester

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