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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

(1900-2002), Queen of George VI

Sitter associated with 524 portraits
Born in the last year of Queen Victoria's reign. Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married the Duke of York in 1923. She became Queen Elizabeth when her husband was crowned King George VI in 1937. On the King's death in 1952 she became known as the Queen Mother and her elder daughter became Queen Elizabeth II. She was the first member of the British Royal Family to pass the age of 100.

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Unknown photographer - NPG x139734

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x139734

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29333

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29333

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29334

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29334

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29335

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29335

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29336

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29336

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29337

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29337

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG Ax29338

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 1922
NPG Ax29338

'The Wedding of 6th Earl of Harewood and Princess Mary', by Vandyk - NPG x74770

'The Wedding of 6th Earl of Harewood and Princess Mary'

by Vandyk
hand-coloured bromide print, 28 February 1922
NPG x74770

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Vandyk - NPG x34724

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Vandyk
vintage glossy bromide print, 6 July 1922
NPG x34724

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x21183

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 1923
NPG x21183

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, probably by Vandyk, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x36490

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

probably by Vandyk, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, (18 January 1923)
NPG x36490

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG x135372

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1923
NPG x135372

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158917

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bassano Ltd
modern print form original negative, 26 April 1923
NPG x158917

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x158919

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 26 April 1923
NPG x158919

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95763

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 26 April 1923
NPG x95763

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95764

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 26 April 1923
NPG x95764

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