New skull artwork of King Richard III to go on display
New artwork of King Richard III is to go on display at an exhibition in London.
The portraits have been produced using University of Leicester X-ray scans of the last Plantagenet king following his discovery by archaeologists beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012.
Contemporary artist Alexander de Cadenet will unveil the first in a new series of skull portraits today.
Richard III has also been represented in other contemporary art forms. A facial reconstruction was commissioned by the Richard III Society and more recently a large photo-mosaic portrait was unveiled on the first anniversary of his reinterment. Both are on display at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester.