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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Sir Gerald Kelly, 1940 - NPG 5287 - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Sir Gerald Kelly
oil on canvas, 1940
36 1/4 in. x 25 in. (921 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG 5287


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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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One of many sketches Kelly made during the war for his state portrait of Queen Elizabeth (1945). The setting is Government House, Delhi, painted from a model supplied by Sir Edward Lutyens. The King and Queen, remaining in London during the Blitz greatly raised the morale of Londoners.

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