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Princess Margaret

12 of 270 portraits of Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1950
20 3/4 in. x 15 7/8 in. (527 mm x 403 mm)
Purchased, 1987
Primary Collection
NPG P349

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  • Princess Margaret (1930-2002), Daughter of George VI; Countess of Snowdon. Sitter associated with 270 portraits.

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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1087 portraits, Sitter associated with 350 portraits.

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This is the official portrait of Princess Margaret released on the occasion of her nineteenth birthday. This is one of a number of portraits taken at Buckingham Palace and Princess Margaret posed in a front of a variety of painted backdrops. In 1950, a book about the princess praised her fashion-sense, stating that she, 'probably sets more youthful fashions than any other teenager in the world.'

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