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The Art of Monarchy

A collaboration with BBC Radio 4 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

Her Majesty the Queen, 1952 signed and dated

RCIN 2999871

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This portrait of The Queen has become one of the most instantly recognisable portraits in existence today. Taken in the year of her accession, with the intention of its being distributed following the Coronation in 1953, this photograph was sent around the world to be hung in British Government, Diplomatic and military offices as the official image of The Queen.