12 of 247 portraits of Princess Margaret
by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1950
20 3/4 in. x 15 7/8 in. (527 mm x 403 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Princess Margaret (1930-2002), Daughter of George VI; Countess of Snowdon. Sitter associated with 247 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1078 portraits, Sitter associated with 347 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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.'
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 410
Exhibitions and displays
- Photograph of the Month
Until 31 August
- Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something of me’ – Portraits of Cecil Beaton
20 November, 13:15