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Leone Leoni (1509-90)

Philip II (1527-98) c. 1555

RCIN 35323

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George clearly wished to identify with the image of a Christian knight. In 1825 he purchased this striking image of a soldier king, together with the Emperor Charles V, dressed in painstakingly rendered armour and insignia. The busts were eventually displayed in the new long gallery at Windsor Castle.

Purchased in 1825