The Murder of the Children of King Edward: Theodor Hildebrandt

Theodor Hildebrandt: The Murder of the Children of King Edward

The Murder of the Children of King Edward shows the moment before the sleeping sons of Edward IV of England are murdered by the men peering over the bed. German painter Theodor Hildebrandt here, in Romantic style, elicits extreme emotion from the viewer. It was painted in 1835, some 350 years after Edward V and Richard disappeared, presumed killed by Richard III in the Tower of London in order to thwart any claim to the throne of England.

Theodor Hildebrandt’s The Murder of the Children of King Edward is in the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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