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Prince John

When King Richard was captured by Leopold of Austria, his treacherous brother, Prince John, seized the English crown. After returning to England, Richard regained the throne and forgave Prince John, naming him his successor. Prince John holds the ransom letter for Richard.

Media: Head, hands and feet of Super Sculpey on a wire armature, with a cloth body. Black mohair beard and hair. His outfit was originally made for an earlier King Arthur, who was taken apart. He wears an under tunic of gray brocade. His tunic is a red brocade trimmed with gold and black. Long hanging sleeves lined with gold lame. He wears a short and long cloak of red and black brocade. The shorter cloak is trimmed with beige rabbit fur. His chain of office is made of gold trim, jewels and gold beads.

Height: approx 45 cm (18")

September 1995

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