Author(s): Paul Moorhouse
Hundreds of painted and photographic images exist of Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her reign, she has inspired photographers and painters not only to embrace tradition but also to extend the genre of royal portraiture. To coincide with her Diamond Jubilee, this book presents portraits and images that collectively chart the changing portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II and the different ways in which her image has been appropriated and manipulated by artists as well as the mass-media.
Paul Moorhouse is Curator of Twentieth Century Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. His publications include Anthony Caro: Presence, Gerhard Richter Portraits: Painting Appearances, and Pop Art Portraits. Sir David Cannadine is an award-winning historian whose publications include The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, and Andrew Mellon: An American Life.