Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

1 portrait of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Marcus Adams, 5 July 1928 - NPG P140(10) - © estate of Marcus Adams / Camera Press

© estate of Marcus Adams / Camera Press

Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 5 July 1928
14 3/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (365 mm x 295 mm)
Purchased, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG P140(10)

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  • Marcus Adams (1875-1959), Photographer. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Adams first photographed the Queen in 1926, when she was eight months old, and subsequently about twice a year throughout her childhood. Many of the pictures Adams took were retained for the family's private enjoyment, others were published world-wide. Adams brought an informality and spontaneity to portraits of the royal family that was new. His photographic style was inspired by the great portrait painters of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; including Romney and Lawrence. He continued to photograph the Queen in the 1950s, with her own children.

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