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Shakespeare in Performance: Illustration

Image name"Plucking the Red and White Roses in the Old Temple Gardens" (Henry VI, Part 1, c.1908)
Artifact typeillustration
Media typeimage
DescriptionThe painting is William Shakespeare's version of the splitting of nobles into the factions of York and Lancaster, sparking the Wars of the Roses in 15th-century England. Richard Plantagenet, third Duke of York and his followers select the white rose, while the Duke of Somerset and his sole companion took the red. A mural has been installed in the East Corridor of the Palace of Westminster.
RightsArtifact © Painting by Henry Arthur Payne (1868-1940).
Artifact id29976

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