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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 820 portraits
Princess Elizabeth became heir to the throne in 1936 on the accession of her father George VI. She married Philip Mountbatten in 1947 and their first children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, were born in 1948 and 1950. Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, whilst on an official trip to Kenya, after the death of her father. Her coronation in 1953 was the first to be televised and was broadcast internationally. Her sons, Princes Andrew and Edward, were born in 1960 and 1964. As Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth, her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated in 1977, 2002 and 2012. She is now the second longest-serving British monarch and the most portrayed individual in history.

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P140(18)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, June 1927
NPG P140(18)

P140(9)

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II; King George VI

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, feigned oval, July 1929
NPG P140(9)

P140(19)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1929
NPG P140(19)

P140(14)

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1932
NPG P140(14)

P140(15)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1936
NPG P140(15)

P140(20)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, February 1939
NPG P140(20)

P140(16)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1941
NPG P140(16)

P140(17)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1941
NPG P140(17)

P334

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P334

P335

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1943
NPG P335

6238

Queen Elizabeth II

by Edward Irvine Halliday
conté, 1948
NPG 6238

P140(23)

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 26 October 1949
NPG P140(23)

3778

Conversation piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor

by Sir (Herbert) James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1950
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3778

P336

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P336

P337

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P337