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Who was Leicester's John Fulleylove?

Born in Leicester on 18 August 1845, John Fulleylove was a painter of town scenes, landscapes and genre subjects in oil and primarily watercolours. His early working life was spent as an apprentice to an architect, giving him a solid grounding in drawing and perspective.

His work was exhibited widely in England from 1871, at prestigious London venues such as the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

In 1880, John Fulleylove painted King Richard III outside the Blue Boar Inn where he was reputed to have stayed the night before his death at Bosworth Field in August 1485.

Fulleylove died at the age of 50 on 22 May 1908.

Today, the painting of King Richard III was sold to The University of Leicester for £7,300 – more than double what it was predicted to sell for.

The painting will be put on display to the public.

The auction took place in Market Harborough.

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