Andy Warhol's screenprint portraits of Her Majesty, recently acquired for the Royal Collection, are displayed for the first time in The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most depicted women in the world and the exhibition presents a selection of official, commissioned and formal portraits of The Queen, brought together from a number of royal residences. As well as the 1985 works by Warhol, part of his Reigning Queens portfolio - which are sprinkled with crushed glass which sparkle like diamonds - there are paintings by well known artists for whom she has sat including Cecil Beaton, Pietro Annigoni and Lucian Freud. Some of the works are accompanied by reflections from the artists who give a personal insight into the challenge of portraying such a universally renowned face.
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch
Windsor Castle London > Attractions > Historic Buildings Windsor and Maidenhead, SL4 |
Same location as The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the country and the preferred London residence of the Royal Family. It stands in beautiful grounds on the ...More
The best pubs near London The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch.
The Drayton Court London > Nightlife > Pubs 2 The Avenue, Ealing, W13 |
12.6 miles from The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch Escape the cabin fever of central London with a trip westwards to Ealing's impressive Drayton Court pub (just ten minutes on the train from Paddington Station). ...More
White Swan London > Nightlife > Pubs Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 |
12.6 miles from The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch With probably one of the most idyllic settings of any of London's pubs, the White Swan is well worth a visit if you're in this neck ...More
Marney's Village Inn London > Nightlife > Pubs Alma Road, Esher, KT10 |
13.1 miles from The Queen: Portraits of a Monarch This picturesque pub is an out-of-town hidden gem, perfect for a Sunday jaunt or if you're visiting nearby Hampton Court. Marney's Village Inn is the kind ...More