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Old 04-25-2006, 08:06 AM
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A bigger version of the Jemma Phipps portrait from her website;

I think it's a lovely portrait. One of the best of the older Queen we know an and love. Better than Rolf's at any rate. But I think the gold buttons are a bit wrong.



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Old 04-27-2006, 06:41 AM
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I don't like that portrait at all. It is the worst portrait I've ever seen of the Queen. It does not look very majestic and the Queen has such a nasty look on her face. She looks nice in her outfit, very pretty suit, but the painter has not captured any of her essence, in my opinion.
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:33 AM
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I think it's more the Queen that we see most often. It's not posed in the Palace with a whopping tiara or in a long white gown - it's as if it's been painted at the races and I quite like it. It looks good on my wall at any rate.
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I quite like this new portrait of the Queen, but if i may pick at at a little i don't like the darkness of her face or the colouring on her hands.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:09 PM
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I quite like this new portrait of the Queen, but if i may pick at at a little i don't like the darkness of her face or the colouring on her hands.
I agree with you. but this is really good.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:23 PM
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The painter has been quite generous with the Queen's hands. Seeing them close up when she hasn't got gloves on they are covered in liver spots and are quite wrinkly - well, why wouldn't they be at 80? So I think it's an attempt to shade out the wrinkles!
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:21 PM
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I think the Queen's portrait would look nicer with a cream background. The shade of blue looks sickly to me.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:27 PM
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I think it's more the Queen that we see most often. It's not posed in the Palace with a whopping tiara or in a long white gown - it's as if it's been painted at the races and I quite like it. It looks good on my wall at any rate.
But I think a really good portrait would capture something of her personality and still retain some majestic quality. As an artist myself, I would try to capture her very queen-ness, for lack of another term, yet also capture something of her extraordinary sense of humor, at least have her smiling!
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A handout composite image obtained 03 May 2006 shows a private collection of portrait minatures by London artist Gertrude Massey, (1868-1957) depicting three generations of the British royal family that will be auctioned by Bonhams auction house in London 24 May 2006. The portraits from L-R, a double portrait of the eldest sons of King George V, Prince Albert the Duke of York (1895-1952) and Prince Edward the Prince of Wales, (1894-1972) valued at between Ł800-Ł1,200, (1164euros/1471USD-1746euros/2207USD) a double portrait of Princess Maud of Norway (1869-1938) and her son Crown Prince Olav, (1903-1991) valued at between Ł600-Ł800, (873euros/1103USD-1164euros/1471USD) an unfinished portrait of Queen Alexandra, (1844-1925) valued at Ł200-Ł300 (291euros/367USD-436euros/551USD) and a French bulldog called 'Peter' owned by King Edward VII, valued at between Ł300-Ł500. (436euros/551USD-727euros/919USD)

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I've always thought how very funny it is when people are so critical of HM's portraits. There are hundreds of them! And it really isn't necessary that each one convey the exact same characteristics or moods of the queen. After all, she is more than just a monarch: she's a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a grandmother, and a human being. I think she would be bored to watch the same kind of portraits done so many times over. She must be dreadfully jaded at the run-of-the-mill stately thing.
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A handout picture released April 18, 2006 by artist Jemma Phipps shows a new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait was commissioned by the Ascot authority to celebrate the Queen's 80th birthday and the completion of the redeveloped racecourse at Ascot in southern England

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I don't like this portrait. I think that the portrait should have been done in a different position, such as relaxing on a sofa with soft lighting and perhaps a fire going. She looks too stuffy and extremely old and haggard looking.
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Normally I post picture portraits, but this time I have a painted one: Princess Anne painted by the Henry Mee, I do not really like the colours, what do you think about it?


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Here's another one that is kind of strange in my eyes. You can also see the artist who painted it back in 1988: Michael Noakes.


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This is a great picture, Iceflower, for various reasons. I like the fact that the artist is there and I think the expression on his face plus his body language is wonderful. I also think it's a wonderful pic of the (then) Duke & Duchess of York. I've never seen this portrait. I wonder why it's not more popular in terms of being circulated by the media. I think it captures the relaxed relationship between Andrew & Sarah that carries over to this day. And the fact that they're in casual comfortable clothes rather than stuffy gala wear is also indicative of their relationship. A good photo all around, IMO.
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Bella, once more I really enjoyed your power of observation!

I wrote “strange” but actually meant in a way like “unusual”. The painting is very realistic, so it has it’s special charm and I share your opinion about the artist. By the way the portrait was destined to hang in the city of York
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Bella, once more I really enjoyed your power of observation!

I wrote “strange” but actually meant in a way like “unusual”. The painting is very realistic, so it has it’s special charm and I share your opinion about the artist. By the way the portrait was destined to hang in the city of York
Thank you, Iceflower. Does the picture hang anywhere now or was the display cancelled after their divorce? It's a shame if it's not displayed 'cuz it is a great portrait.
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Newbie! Lichfield photo?

Hi I'm a newbie!

I'm looking for the photo of The Queen that was released by her after Lord Lichfield died. It is one he took that was his favourite of her but she never allowed it to be released until now.

It is the one of her in full ball gown sitting on some steps laughing at a letter from her children. I have searched and searched for it but not found any images online.

Does anyone have a copy of it online or know where I can see one? Just want to show my mum as I think it is a wonderful photo.

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I'm looking for the photo of The Queen... It is the one of her in full ball gown sitting on some steps laughing at a letter from her children. I have searched and searched for it but not found any images online.
I know the photograph you are talking about and you are right it is wonderful. However, i don't remember ever seeing it on the internet but i will have a look for you.
Perhaps someone else knows where to find it.
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I know the photograph you are talking about and you are right it is wonderful. However, i don't remember ever seeing it on the internet but i will have a look for you.
Perhaps someone else knows where to find it.
I have not seen the photo on the internet, but I know I have seen it in a book or magazine...issued long before Lord Lichfield's death by the way. However, I have over 220 books about HM and her family and years of Majesty magazines, so I know I won't be able to put my hands on the source right away. If I find it in one of them, though, I'll let you know.

It's also possible that I've seen it as a still in one of the documentaries about the Queen.
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What great pictures you've all taken on this thread! Thanks for posting them.

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I've been wondering exactly to what uses all the formal photographs are put. (You know--the ones taken by Cecil Beaton, Antony Armstrong-Jones, Patrick Lichfield, etc.) Are they taken for newspapers and magazines, or what? (I'm referring to the camera pictures, not the paintings--I know that those are often commissioned by organizations, etc.)



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