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Queen Elizabeth portrait exhibition at Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth portrait exhibition
One of the best photos of Her Majesty. Queen Elizabeth portrait exhibition

Queen Elizabeth portrait exhibition
Portraits, photography, sculpture, and painting of a Monarch will be exhibited in London to honor 60 years on the throne, as the final of the Diamond Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth. The Queen has demonstrated modesty, as the exhibition of her portraits takes place in the most nondescript and the smallest room of Windsor Castle. The first thing that catches your eye – Elizabeth II by the American avant-garde artist Andy Warhol. By the way, he used to say that he wants to be as famous as the English Queen. He certainly succeeded. However, many critics did not consider portraits of Warhol’s art work at all. Besides, the Castle is simply full of masterpieces of European art. For example, the famous portrait by Lusien Freud, grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis. In fact, works by Warhol and Freud in this collection are the most expensive. And half of the exhibit are photographs. Some of these pictures are literally dragged out of the fire. The Windsor fire was exactly 20 years ago. The exhibition opens Friday, 23 November 2012, and runs to Sunday, 09 June 2013.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth portrait exhibition at Windsor Castle

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will bring together an unprecedented array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event. The exhibition will include Cecil Beaton’s famous Coronation portraits of The Queen, using his signature theatrical backdrops to recreate the inside of Westminster Abbey. In addition, The Diamond Diadem, which Her Majesty wore for the journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, will go on display. Besides, the outfits worn on the day by two-year-old Princess Anne and four-year-old Prince Charles will be included in the exhibition.

Queen Elizabeth's portraits exhibition
Curator Lauren Porter hangs a photograph by Cecil Beaton of Queen Elizabeth II taken during her Coronation in 1953 as part of the exhibition The Queen – Portraits of a Monarch being shown at Windsor Castle. November 20, 2012

Queen Elizabeth portrait exhibition

The Diamond Diadem, which Her Majesty wore for the journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, will go on display
The Diamond Diadem
The exhibition will include Cecil Beaton's famous Coronation portraits of The Queen, using his signature theatrical backdrops to recreate the inside of Westminster Abbey
The exhibition
Buckingham Palace was at the heart of the celebrations on Coronation Day, which heralded the dawn of a ‘New Elizabethan Era’
Buckingham Palace was at the heart of the celebrations on Coronation Day, which heralded the dawn of a ‘New Elizabethan Era’
Princess Anne wearing her Coronation Day dress, 23 July 1953
Princess Anne wearing her Coronation Day dress, 23 July 1953
The outfits worn on the day by two-year-old Princess Anne and four-year-old Prince Charles will be included in the exhibition
The outfits worn on the day by two-year-old Princess Anne and four-year-old Prince Charles
A baby Queen Elizabeth II with her parents in 1927
A baby Elizabeth with her parents in 1927
Andy Warhol portrait of the Queen
Andy Warhol portrait
Andy Warhol portrait of the Queen
Series of Andy Warhol portraits
60 years. Photo collage of photographs of the Queen
60 years. Photo collage of photographs
Trust Exhibition Conservator David Westwood hangs portraits of Queen Elizabeth II by Andy Warhol as part of the exhibition The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch being shown at Windsor Castle. November 20, 2012
Trust Exhibition Conservator David Westwood hangs portraits of the Queen by Warhol
Aged 7, Princess Elizabeth
Aged 7, Princess Elizabeth
Lucian Freud’s uncompromising portrait of the Queen
Lucian Freud’s uncompromising portrait of the Queen
Philip Alexius de Laszlo – Princess Elizabeth of York Currently Queen Elizabeth II of England, 1933
Philip Alexius de Laszlo – Princess Elizabeth of York Currently Queen Elizabeth II of England, 1933
Photographs taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 of Queen Elizabeth II are hung as part of the exhibition The Queen: Portraits of a Monach being shown at Windsor Castle
Photographs taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952
Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton portrait of the Queen
Andy Warhol
Warhol portraits of Monarch
Christopher Warwick
Christopher Warwick. Queen Elizabeth II
equestrian statue of Queen Elizabeth II
Equestrian statue of the Queen
2001 photo of the Queen
2001 photo
Belfast, Aug. 8, 1961
Old photo. The Queen visits Belfast, Aug. 8, 1961
with Prince and Princess Michael of Kent at Epsom watching as Kahyasi wins the Derby, June 1, 1988
With Prince and Princess Michael of Kent at Epsom watching as Kahyasi wins the Derby, June 1, 1988
March 1960
March 1960. The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh and their children (from left) Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne
Her Majesty, The Queen
Her Majesty, The Queen
80th birthday portrait, taken in February 2006, is one of 60 photographs included in an exhibition at Windsor Castle's Drawings Gallery to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
80th birthday portrait

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