The Queen – Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery

The Queen – Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery

The Queen – Art and Image is Thomas Manss & Company's modest contribution to the celebrations of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The catalogue has been designed to accompany an exhibition of the same name that has travelled the United Kingdom from Edinburgh to Cardiff and from Belfast to London's National Portrait Gallery.

Painters and photographers have long enjoyed the privilege of getting up close and personal with HRH and the exhibition explores the relationship between the portraits taken and the public perception of the monarch.

The cover bookends the catalogue's narrative with an early portrait by Dorothy Wilding and a recent photograph taken by Chris Levine when the Queen closed her eyes resting between shots.

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National Portrait Gallery

The NPG, as it is known, is London’s storehouse of historical portraits of the great, good and notorious men and women of Britain, located next to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. It holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. In recent years, the gallery has increasingly become interested in portrait photography.