Portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge

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The first official painted portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, where it was unveiled Friday 11 January 2013 after a private viewing from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  The painting is now on display to the public in the Lerner Galleries, Room 36, Ground Floor (Admission... Read more »

The Queen

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To mark the Diamond Jubilee, The National Portrait Gallery is staging an exhibition of images of Queen Elizabeth II throughout her sixty year reign.  The portraits have been chosen by Paul Moorhouse, the Curator of Twentieth Century Portraits, and without reference to Buckingham Palace.  As a result there are some surprising inclusions, with images by... Read more »

Lucian Freud

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I was not surprised to learn that as a boy, Lucian Freud was expelled from school for dropping his trousers in public. It seems to me that he has been doing this ever since and saying ‘look if you want to – or walk away – this is me take it or leave it.’ Thankfully... Read more »