An iconic portrait of Richard III from the National Portrait Gallery collection is coming to Leicester as part of a national project uniting works of art with places they are closely associated with.

One of the most popular pictures in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, the iconic portrait of Richard III is coming to Leicester as part of the national COMING HOME project.

Working in partnership with the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral, the exhibition will explore the story of King Richard III and his famous rediscovery in a Leicester carpark.

The work is one of 50 portraits of iconic individuals being lent to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated as part of the COMING HOME project, which is supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Thompson Family Charitable Trust and funds raised at the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Gala in 2017.

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

0116 225 4900

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