1991 ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ for the Royal Military Academy by Andrew Festing

  The painting of HM The Queen by Andrew Festing was commissioned in 1991 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Military Academy.

1987 ‘Her Majesty the Queen’ for Baliff of Guernsey and the States of Deliberation by June Mendoza

June Mendoza was commissioned to paint four portraits of the Queen by different institutions in quick succession so she painted the same Queen, but with different dresses and backgrounds each time. The commissions all came up simultaneously so “we agreed on initial sittings for two, creating mad ‘which dress is it today?’ scenarios” (June Mendoza). This … Continue reading

1975 ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ for Royal Artillery Woolwich by David Poole

I wanted to paint the The Queen as a woman rather than as The Queen, so I asked her whether we could change her cloak, badge and sash. She was very cooperative and we agreed on a plain white dress in the end. A member of the Royal Household commented that it was the first … Continue reading