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Photograph

1968 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Photograph depicting Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, 1968. Seen half-length; looking towards a point to one side of the camera, smiling. Wearing an embroidered and sequined sleeveless gown, with a V neckline, and a dark coloured sash. Iridescent threads and beads form flower and leaf-shapes on the fabric of the dress, while two diamond brooches decorate the sash. One brooch is resembles a ribbon tied in a bow, while the second is a star-shape emblem surrounding a cross and a circle in its centre. She wears a diamond and pearl tiara, formed of entwined ovals, with matching ear-clips and a necklace. Photographed against a plain backdrop.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
photography
Brief Description
Royal Portrait by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Photograph depicting Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, 1968.
Physical Description
Photograph depicting Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, 1968. Seen half-length; looking towards a point to one side of the camera, smiling. Wearing an embroidered and sequined sleeveless gown, with a V neckline, and a dark coloured sash. Iridescent threads and beads form flower and leaf-shapes on the fabric of the dress, while two diamond brooches decorate the sash. One brooch is resembles a ribbon tied in a bow, while the second is a star-shape emblem surrounding a cross and a circle in its centre. She wears a diamond and pearl tiara, formed of entwined ovals, with matching ear-clips and a necklace. Photographed against a plain backdrop.
Dimensions
  • Image width: 25.2cm
  • Image height: 30.1cm
  • Paper width: 25.2cm
  • Paper height: 30.2cm
Gallery Label
Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace 1968 The Queen wears the Lover’s Knot Brooch and the Vladimir Tiara of diamonds and pearls, which had both belonged to her grandmother, Queen Mary. The Garter Star was originally a present from the Royal Navy to King George VI on his marriage. The King gave it to his daughter at the time of her investiture with the Order of the Garter in 1947. Gelatin silver print V&A: Ph.1922-1987 (2012)
Credit line
Bequeathed to the Museum in 1987 by Eileen Hose, secretary to the photographer
Production
Cecil Beaton photographed members of the royal family from 1930-1979.
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Strong, Roy C. Cecil Beaton: the royal portraits. London: Thames and Hudson, c1988. p. 192
Other Number
992/40 - Beaton's number
Collection
Accession Number
PH.1922-1987

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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