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The Royal Collection contains a significant body of work by women photographers

Polly Borland (b. 1959)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 5 Dec 2001

RCIN 2999948

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In late 2001, Borland was commissioned to photograph Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) for the 2002 Golden Jubilee. Borland's trademark use of bright colours features in the form of a glittering gold material background, representative of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee. A sense of intimacy is achieved through the close crop.