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HM Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

The Circus 1926-36

RCIN 504577

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The inscription on this linocut dates it to the mid-1930s, when Her Majesty was Princess Elizabeth of York. It shows a rearing horse in the circus ring, reminding us that horses were of interest to The Queen from an early age. Linocuts are a simple form of printmaking. A design is cut into the surface of a piece of lino. The lino is then inked with a roller and pressed onto a piece of paper to create the print.