Diana, Princess of Wales

1 portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales, by David Bailey, 1988 - NPG P397 - © David Bailey

© David Bailey

Diana, Princess of Wales

by David Bailey
bromide print, 1988
19 7/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (504 mm x 373 mm)
Commissioned, 1989
Primary Collection
NPG P397

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  • David Bailey (1938-), Photographer and film-maker. Artist of 35 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.

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Eight years after Bryan Organ painted the princess to commemorate her wedding, the National Portrait Gallery wished to commission a new portrait by a leading British photographer. Norman Parkinson, a photographer with a track record in photography royalty, was initially suggested, but the princess clearly preferred David Bailey. A number of formal and informal portraits were made during this shoot and she was delighted with this elegant portrait that demonstrates her emerging sense of style.

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