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A Pair of George VI & Queen Elizabeth Royal Presentation Portraits, 1944
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A Pair of George VI & Queen Elizabeth Royal Presentation Portraits, 1944

Measurements: Overall: 20.9cm x (11.5in) x 24cm (9.5in)

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Bromide print. 1937 coronation year half length portraits by Dorothy Wilding. Each bearing Wilding’s copyright signature and signed and dated respectively in the lower mount ‘George R.I. / 1944’ by George VI and ‘Elizabeth R’ by Queen Elizabeth. Image size: 28.2cm (11.2in) x 22.7cm (8.8in). Housed in a pair of bespoke matching easel backed frames glazed.

The King is portrayed half length in the full dress uniform of an Admiral of the Fleet, and wearing the Star of the Order of the Garter, the Star of the Order of the Bath, Royal Victorian Chain, medals and Royal Family Orders. The Queen is portrayed wearing the Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara – made by Garrard in 1919 from a necklace given to Mary as a wedding present by Queen Victoria. The tiara was given to Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) by Queen Mary in 1936.

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