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Old 05-11-2009, 05:35 PM
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That story sounds familiar. I wonder who it was?

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I heard once that there was a portrait painter who took so long that he moved into Windsor Castle for the duration of WWII...
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:55 PM
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A historic painting of Queen Elizabeth II has been acquired by The National Museum of Australia. Apparently, Her Majesty has an identical painting in her private collection

Auction of painting of a young QEII
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A historic painting of Queen Elizabeth II has been acquired by The National Museum of Australia. Apparently, Her Majesty has an identical painting in her private collection
I think it was the most widely used portrait of HM in Australia in the past. It is also one of my favourties!
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:59 PM
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Historic dual portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry unveiled at National Portrait Gallery | Mail Online

A picture of two princes: dual portrait of William and Harry goes on display - hellomagazine.com
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:08 PM
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I think it is a very nice picture. William does appear to look a little older then his years but Harry is dead on...
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:55 PM
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What a beautiful portrait of the princes. They look so handsome in their uniforms!
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:08 PM
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Can anyone identify the subject in the portrait-within-a-portrait, over William's shoulder in the new painting? I'm having trouble deciding who it is. Supposedly the scene is set in Clarence House, maybe in the library, if that helps at all.

ETA: I've found an answer -- it's Augustus John's portrait of George Bernard Shaw.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:49 AM
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This first portrait of the brothers is really nice. I like how it shows where William and Harry are in their lives with them wearing their current uniforms. And they look formal but yet relaxed. Nicely done.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:17 AM
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Actually William has left the army and is now in the RAF and I think Harry has left this regiment as well so they aren't their 'current' uniforms but ones they were wearing in 2008.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:25 AM
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Actually I meant "current" at the time the painting was done.
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"Both wear the uniform of the Household Cavalry, in which Prince William, now 27, was a lieutenant at the time of the sittings from August to December 2008."

Double portrait of princes William and Harry unveiled
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:16 PM
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I think the joint portrait is fabulous.Diana would have been so proud of her sons.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:10 PM
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I quite like the first official portrait of Princes William & Harry. What do other folks think?
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I like this painting. You have to watch it from a little distance of course, otherwise William looks a bit old. But I'm fond of their both poses. William and Harry appear very smart in their uniforms.
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The new portrait is a fine piece of artwork. It looks wonderful!
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New Queen portrait by unknown graduate - Telegraph

The Scottish Parliament’s first official portrait of the Queen will be taken by an unknown photographer instead of a seasoned professional, it has been announced.

Holyrood chiefs have decided to launch a competition for a photography graduate to take the picture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh this summer.
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Prince Willam: Portrait by homeless man in public exhibition - Telegraph?
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Its wonderful that the portrait is going to be available for the public to see.
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My he looks like his mother in that portrait!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:14 AM
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Yes, right down to the shape of the eyes...like his aunt, Lady Jane Fellowes has.
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Indeed very much like his mother. The portrait is very striking.
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