History

Newly discovered early portrait of Elizabeth I to be displayed

The art dealer and BBC Historian Philip Mould has discovered what could be the earliest full-length portrait of Elizabeth I as Queen. The painting is currently on display at 18-19 Pall Mall after being restored. Art historians and critics have been amazed by the painting which is rather different to most other portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. Rather than the beautiful court paintings we are used to…
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Queen unveils new portrait of herself

A new portrait of the Queen by internationally acclaimed Northern Irish artist Colin Davidson has been revealed by the Queen. Embed from Getty Images The large canvas which is 4ft by 5ft, shows the Queen wearing a turquoise Karl Ludwig dress, smiling. The painting was…
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Queen Elizabeth’s portrait removed from Canadian Foreign Affairs building

Among fears that newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government may be trying to excise her images from Canada’s national life, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has been removed from a prime location at the Foreign Affairs building and replaced by twin paintings by Quebec modern artist Alfred Pellan. The Alfred Pellan paintings, called Canada West and Canada East, were on display…
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