Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926), when Duchess of Edinburgh 1950

Sir Oswald Birley (1880-1952)

Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926), when Duchess of Edinburgh, Sir Oswald Birley
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Oil and Canvas
20th Century
50 x 40 inches, 127 x 102cm
 
Provenance:
The Royal Agricultural Society of England, until 2014.
Exhibited:
Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 1950/1.
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The present work was painted in 1950, two years prior to Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. According to the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England; ‘Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth graciously consented to sit Sir Oswald Birley for her portrait’ when president of the society.
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