Queen Elizabeth II

1 portrait on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton, October 1968 - NPG P1489 - © V&A Images

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Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
19 3/8 in. x 15 1/2 in. (493 mm x 395 mm)
Given by Gift of Mr Ford Hill, American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery (London) Foundation, Inc., 2015
Primary Collection
NPG P1489

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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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Taken on the same occasion as the studies showing the Queen in an Admiral's Boat Cloak, this photograph shows the Queen in the north end of the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace, in which is displayed Francois Flameng's 1908 portrait of Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII (which is just visible far left).