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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

(1900-2002), Queen of George VI

Sitter associated with 535 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 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

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95765

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 x95765

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95766

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 x95766

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95767

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 x95767

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95769

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 26 April 1923
NPG x95769

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x95770

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 x95770

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x11910

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

by Bassano Ltd
sepia-toned platinotype on original card mount, 26 April 1923
NPG x11910

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Vandyk - NPG x130935

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 18 January 1923
NPG x130935

The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by H.R. Wicks, for  Bassano Ltd - NPG x38413

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

by H.R. Wicks, for Bassano Ltd
sepia-toned platinotype, 26 April 1923
NPG x38413

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Vandyk - NPG x130941

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 18 January 1923
NPG x130941

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29157

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1924
NPG x29157

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Vandyk - NPG x27986

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Vandyk
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1924
NPG x27986

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Vandyk - NPG x27987

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Vandyk
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1924
NPG x27987

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Vandyk - NPG x27988

King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Vandyk
whole-plate glass negative, 2 July 1924
NPG x27988

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Hay Wrightson - NPG x29155

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Hay Wrightson
whole-plate film negative, 1924
NPG x29155

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