Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother had a life-long love of art. Over the course of many years she formed a diverse collection of watercolours and drawings. From the first portrait of the young Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, to watercolours presented on her hundredth birthday, the works in this exhibition were personal treasures.
Throughout her life the Queen Mother collected watercolours and drawings both of her official and her private residences. Some of these were commissioned while many others came to her as gifts from the artists, her family and friends. R Beatrice Lawrence Smith (active 1896-1911) Glamis Castle, the yew walk Paul Sandby (1731-1809)
9 de mar. de 2005 · Among the portraits are evocative charcoal drawings by John Singer Sargent presented to Lady Elizabeth and the Duke of York (later King George VI) on their marriage in 1923. Other works depict events of personal and national significance, such as the Coronation in 1937, Victory Night in 1945 and the Funeral Procession of King George VI in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's pleasure in the company of artists and her intuitive response to their work made her an adventurous collector and a progressive patron. Her collection included works by some of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, including John Piper, Augustus John, David Jones and John Bratby.
This is the first catalogue devoted to the extraordinary art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The watercolours and drawings illustrated here, many for the first time, reflect...
The watercolors and drawings reflect the wide range of Queen Elizabeth's interests and her enthusiastic patronage of contemporary artists from the 1930s onwards. ...more Get A Copy Amazon Stores Libraries Paperback, 192 pages Published July 25th 2005 by Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd More Details... Edit Details Friend Reviews
4 de jan. de 2005 · The Queens Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse 19 March - 25 September 2005The art collection formed by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother reflects her warm friendships with artists and her very personal response to a quality in works of art that she called the effect of magic. Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth...