14 septembre 2015

Norman Hartnell, Evening dress of turquoise ribbed silk and lace w bolero and belt

Norman Hartnell, Evening dress of turquoise ribbed silk and lace w bolero and belt. Worn by The Queen for the Marriage of Princess Margaret at Westminster Abbey, 6 May 1960. The Royal Collection, RCIN 100041 (dress); 100042 (jacket) © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
14 septembre 2015

Norman Hartnell, Cream silk gown with straps and full skirt with lattice and foliate beaded embroidery

Norman Hartnell, Cream silk gown with straps and full skirt with lattice and foliate beaded embroidery. Worn for official portraits of The Queen taken by Baron in 1957. The Royal Collection, RCIN 200120 © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
14 septembre 2015

Norman Hartnell, Lime green gown with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins

Norman Hartnell, Lime green gown with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. The Royal Collection, RCIN 200124 © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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14 septembre 2015

Norman Hartnell, The Flowers of the Fields of France

Norman Hartnell (born 1901 - died 1979), The Flowers of the Fields of France. Evening dress, Spring/summer 1957. Duchesse satin, embroidered with pearls, beads, brilliants, and gold thread. Worn by Her Majesty The Queen for the state visit to Paris, April 1957. Given by Her Majesty the Queen. T.264-1974. Victoria & Albert museum © V&A Images. This splendid state gown with an extravagant back bow was designed for the Queen's state visit to Paris, April 8-11th 1957. The design diplomatically makes reference... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Mauro Pallotta, creator of Super Pope, opens first solo UK exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery

Mauro Pallotta, Super Pope. LONDON - Only one year of activity and Le Dame is already an established contemporary art gallery in London’s thriving art scene. Specialised in Italian contemporary art, they have brought to the UK names such as Dino Maccini, Fabio Mariani, Paolo Cenedese as well as discovered young talent such as the recently exhibited Riccardo Girardi. Today Le Dame are proud to announce that they will be exclusively representing in the UK world famous artist Mauro Pallotta aka MauPal. He's currently in every... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2013

Famille Rose porcelain in the Royal Collection (part 1)

Three Chinese famille rose porcelain plates, c.1730-50, 2.7 x 22.7 x 22.7 cm. RCIN 59717. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II painted at the centre with sprays of peony and plum blossom with other flowers; pink diaper well border with four reserves with pink blossoms; border painted with four pink peony trails within pink line borders. A Chinese famille rose porcelain plate, c.1725-50, 2.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm. RCIN 59719. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II painted at the centre w ceramic... [Lire la suite]


29 juillet 2013

Reunited for the first time since 2 June 1953: Outfits from The Queen's Coronation go on display

  To mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will bring together an unprecedented array of the dress, uniform and robes worn for the historic event.  LONDON.- The largest exhibition ever mounted about the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen opened at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, 27 July 2013. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of this historic event, The Queen’s Coronation 1953 at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (27 July – 29 September)... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2013

Oval gold locket with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

The oval gold locket enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th century, Cameo: second half of the 16th century. Each of the component parts of the locket has a... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2012

Annie Leibovitz, Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007

Annie Leibovitz, Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007.  Archival pigment print. 38.6 × 58 cm (15 1/4 × 22 7/8 in) Signed and numbered 6/25 in pencil on the verso. ESTIMATE £6,000 - 8,000  PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist LITERATURE Annie Leibovitz at Work, London: Jonathan Cape, 2008 Philips de Pury & Company.  Photographs. 8 november 2012. London http://www.phillipsdepury.com
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30 mai 2012

Andy Warhol's take on the Queen, from the Reigning Queens series, for sale at Bonhams

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Queen Elizabeth II (from Reigning Queens) Screenprint, 1985. Estimate £40,000-60,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare trial proof copy of Andy Warhol’s 1985 portrait of The Queen is to be auctioned at Bonhams Print Sale in London on 11 July. It is estimated at £40,000-60,000. The signed and numbered print, Queen Elizabeth II, is from the Reigning Queens series which also includes the Queens of Denmark, the Netherlands and Swaziland. It was his last print-portrait before his untimely death in 1987.... [Lire la suite]