Wednesday, 21 September 2011

HM's Poppy Portrait

Another new portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled, this time at Westminster Abbey following a service to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion. The Legion commissioned artist Darren Baker from Moreton-in-Marsh to paint the portrait, which took him 400 hours. Note the spray of five poppies worn by the Queen, who has been patron of The Royal British Legion since 1953. The detail of the oil painting is such that the Queen's wristwatch is set at 11:00 to represent the time of Remembrance (title link).


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