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  • The Queen: Art and Image
  • The Queen: Art and Image
  • Approx. 10 minutes from Russell Square underground Station. Take the Piccadilly line to Leicester Square underground station. Change here for the Northern line to Charing Cross.

    The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, and to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year the gallery will be showcasing a special collection of over 60 portraits of Her Majesty - accomplished during the course of her 60 year reign as Britain's monarch. 

    On display will be a selection of formal painted portraits, official photographs and unofficial depictions of Elizabeth II, featuring work by well-known artists such as Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Gerhard Richter, Pietro Annigoni and Lord Lichfield.

    The remarkable exhibition charts the changing representation of the Queen over the decades. Throughout her reign, she has inspired photographers and painters not only to embrace tradition but also to extend the genre of royal portraiture. 

    17th May - 21st October 2012
    National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
    Standard tickets £6
    Nearest tube station: Leicester Square / Embankment / Charing Cross
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