The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch Friday, 23 November 2012 to Sunday, 09 June 2013
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most depicted women in the world. She has sat to numerous artists, from Cecil Beaton and Pietro Annigoni to Lucian Freud. Her portrait likeness, so widely circulated, has also inspired artists such as Andy Warhol, whose screenprint portraits of Her Majesty have been recently acquired for the Royal Collection and are displayed for the first time at Windsor Castle.
This exhibition presents a selection of official, commissioned and informal portraits of The Queen, brought together from a number of royal residences. Some of the works are accompanied by commentaries from the artists, providing a very personal insight into the challenge of portraying the world’s most familiar face.
About this Artist
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years.The Castle covers an area of about 5 hectares (13 acres) and contains:• Magnificent State Apartments furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection• St George's Chapel (one of the mo... Read more