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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

(1900-2002), Queen of George VI

Sitter associated with 531 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 Dorothy Wilding
negative, 1947
NPG x36932

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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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Princess Margaret; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38043

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Princess Margaret; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38044

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Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38045

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Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38046

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38047

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Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38048

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Princess Margaret; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38049

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38050

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38051

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38052

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate film negative, 1948
NPG x38053

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