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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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P338

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1966
NPG P338

P339

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1966
NPG P339

P340

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1966
NPG P340

P520

Queen Elizabeth II

by Eve Arnold
cibachrome print, 1968
NPG P520

P1489

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1489

P1491

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1491

4830

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni
chalk and coloured washes, 1969
NPG 4830

4706

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni
tempera grassa on paper on panel, 1969
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4706

5472

Queen Elizabeth II

by Franta Belsky
bronze head, 1981
NPG 5472

P341

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG P341

P342

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG P342

P348

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG P348

5861

Queen Elizabeth II

by Michael Leonard
acrylic on cotton duck, 1985-1986
NPG 5861

P325

Queen Elizabeth II

by Prince Andrew, Duke of York
colour print, 1987
NPG P325