Monday, 30 April 2012

New Duke Portrait

Royal watchers will be pleased to know that Jemma Phipps' new portrait of The Duke of Edinburgh goes on public display at the Mall Galleries in London from 3 May to 18 May (CLICK). It's part of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition. The Duke's portrait shows him dressed as Colonel in Chief of the Queen's Royal Hussars. It was commissioned by the regiment and is destined for its officers' mess in Germany (CLICK). A friend commented that all the medals and gold braid make him look like the dictator of a banana republic. Bit old-fashioned, but then he is 90 years old. Admission to the exhibition is a moderate £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for silver surfers.

6 Comments:

At 5/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three cheers for the Duke!

 
At 6/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hip, hip....

 
At 7/5/12, Anonymous maureen said...

THE prince amongst princes.

 
At 7/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Maureen

But a bit past his prime. The old Greek is making room for the younger princes.

 
At 8/11/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"dictator of a banana republic" So much for your friend's knowledge. She might have looked up the Duke's awards -which he earned- along with his military record in general. Yes, the UK is rapidly becoming a "banana republic" but it's not the fault of HRH and his wife...who aren't dictators! IMO a good portrait.

 
At 8/11/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I am aware that Prince Phillip had a distinguished naval career, but you must admit all these dictators with chests covered in undeserved medals cheapens the whole thing.

Good portrait, I agree.

 

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