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  • Place of origin:

    Buckingham Palace (photographed)

  • Date:

    1955 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed to the Museum in 1987 by Eileen Hose, secretary to the photographer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 914, box U

Place of Origin

Buckingham Palace (photographed)


1955 (photographed)


Beaton, Cecil (Sir), born 1904 - died 1980 (photographer)

Marks and inscriptions

'Her Majesty the Queen'
Written in ink, top left of 'cover' page.

'Released for publication June 1956'
Written in ink, top right of 'cover' page.

'Approved Photographs / Series B737(2) / Her Majesty the Queen / 1956'
Written in capital letters on a white label, cover page, upper centre.


Width: 54 cm paper, Height: 23 cm paper, Width: 15.5 cm each image, approx., Height: 20.2 cm each image, approx.

Descriptive line

Royal Portrait by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Set of three photographs mounted onto card, with taped hinges to form a concertina book. Depicting Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, 1955.

Production Note

Cecil Beaton photographed members of the royal family from 1930-1979.




Gelatin silver process


Photographs; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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