Tag Archive: portrait

The Sapphire Queen

Today is the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II acceding to the throne. In her official sapphire jubilee portrait H.M. is wearing a sapphire necklace and earring set given to her by her… Continue reading

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading

First royal portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

The first portrait of Kate Middleton as a member of the royal family has been unveiled, to a mixed reception. Kate commented that she was “thrilled” with the painting, while art critics have… Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee portrait unveiled

The Palace have unveiled a new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Ralph Heimans’ grand portrait depicts the Queen standing in all her regal finery, pausing to contemplate her sixty… Continue reading