September 08, 2010

Current Events: Duke's Portraits of the Queen Revealed

At first glance, one picture appears little more than an elegant breakfast scene but a close inspection reveals the woman sitting at a beautifully-laid table is none other than the Queen.
The Duke of Edinburgh's work, entitled The Queen at Breakfast, was painted in 1965 and is part of his own private collection.
The oil painting is one of a number of images in The Royal Portrait: Image and Impact - a book being published on Monday.
It shows the Queen sitting leafing through a morning paper at the breakfast table in her private dining room at Windsor Castle.
White china is laid out on a stiff white table cloth in front of her, on which sits a loaf of bread and what appears to be a wireless radio.
On the walls behind her are two paintings - understood to be works by the artist George Stubbs.
The Duke, 89, who has spent years developing his art collection, is less well-known as an artist himself but is still said to enjoy painting.
-Info from Here
Pictures of Great Britain


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