Richard III

Lot # 360 - Live Auction 2017 - Richard III's (Ian McKellen) Oil Portrait

Stock #71849

Richard III's (Ian McKellen) oil portrait from Richard Loncraine's Shakespearean drama Richard III. The king's elaborate portrait, showing Richard posing regally, was hung above his lavish desk during the scene when James Tyrell (Adrian Dunbar) confirms the death of the princes.

Painted by Francis Martin, the real-life portrait is rendered on canvas with oil paints. Accompanying it is a pair of 8" x 10" reference photographs. One has been overexposed, and the other has been darkened to allow the artist to see highlights and shades for his work on the painting. The artwork also includes a US one sheet poster (G condition with edge creases and slight water damage down the left side) and the purchase order from Shepperton Studios for the portrait.

The canvas is offered in rolled condition and shows production use and age, including paint chips on the background buildings. Dimensions: 178 cm x 295 cm (70" x 116")

Please note this lot is sold without copyright, reproduction rights, licensing agreements or any other type of legal releases.

£2,000 - 3,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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