Friday, 11 January 2013

First Official Portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge Unveiled

The first official painted portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, was unveiled in London on Friday 11 January 2013.

The Duchess, a graduate of History of Art and a Patron of the National Gallery, was involved in the selection process that chose artist Paul Emsley (winner of the Gallery’s 2007 BP Portrait Award competition). Following three-and-a-half months of painting, the completed portrait was presented to the Gallery’s Trustees at their November 2012 meeting. 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley, 2012 © National Portrait Gallery, London; A National Portrait Gallery commission given by Sir Hugh Leggatt in memory of Sir Denis Mahon through the Art Fund 

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