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Put yourself in the picture

face of old woman from John Riley's painting
John Riley, 'Bridget Holmes' (RCIN 405667) ©

We’ve selected four paintings from the Royal Collection for you to recreate at home – and you can get the whole family involved! You could simply mirror the poses, or you can get really creative and make your own backgrounds and costumes too.

You can share your recreated portraits by tweeting us @RCT or tagging us on Instagram @royalcollectiontrust. We would love to see your pictures!

Bridget Holmes (1591-1691)©

This is a fun and easy one to get you started! The woman in the painting, Bridget Holmes, is said to have been 96 years old in this portrait. When she died, aged 100, she had served four different kings: Charles I, Charles II, James II and William III.

The Royal Family in 1846 (after Winterhalter)©

This painting shows Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their five eldest children. There might not be enough of you in your family to recreate this painting – if so, why not use your favourite toys to play the parts of some of the family?

John Singleton Copley, 'The Three Youngest Daughters of George III' (RCIN 401405)©

This lovely picture shows the three youngest daughters of George III playing together with their dogs. This could be a fun picture to recreate if you have any pets – although it might be quite tricky to get them to behave! If you don’t have any pets (or if your pets are being naughty and not standing still for you to photograph!), you could use your toys or draw the animals instead.

George IV (1762-1830)©

This is a fun one to recreate, as you will only need a model and a photographer. The real challenge will be in seeing how closely you can match George IV’s Scottish outfit!

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