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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Sir Gerald Kelly, circa 1938 - NPG 4962 - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, circa 1938
38 3/4 in. x 30 3/4 in. (984 mm x 781 mm)
Purchased, 1973
Primary Collection
NPG 4962


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  • Sir Gerald Kelly (1879-1972), Painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 27 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.

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This is one of a number of studies Kelly made for the official State Portrait of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, now in the Royal Collection, made following the coronation of her husband George VI. This study shows the Queen wearing the Order of the Garter, and the satin crinoline evening dress designed by Norman Hartnell that she wore for the banquet at the British Embassy in 1938.

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