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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

(1900-2002), Queen of George VI

Sitter associated with 536 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 II; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1946
NPG x194084

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 24 May 1946
NPG x35434

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1947
NPG x34043

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 15 December 1947
NPG x34044

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1947
NPG x34737

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate negative, 15 December 1947
NPG x35437

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI; Princess Margaret

by Dorothy Wilding, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1947
NPG x193090

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1948
NPG x34736

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1948
NPG x34740

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