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« Reply #75 on: December 17, 2005, 08:20:54 AM »


A very sombre and sad Queen - arriving home following the death of her beloved father, King George VI


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« Reply #76 on: December 17, 2005, 08:22:36 AM »


HM The Queen with USA President Gerald Ford



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« Reply #77 on: December 17, 2005, 08:24:12 AM »


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« Reply #78 on: December 19, 2005, 05:30:59 PM »


Artist Rolf Harris stands with his portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, at its unveiling at Buckingham Palace, London, Monday Dec. 19, 2005. The painting is to celebrate Her Majesty's 80th birthday in 2006. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2005, 12:12:06 AM »
Looks like quite a friendly portrait. ;)

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« Reply #80 on: December 20, 2005, 11:51:07 AM »
The Queen's Portrait is quite good insofar as she is readily identifiable.  However, to me at least, Rolf seems to have used Mr Ed as a model for Her Majesty's mouth! ;) ;)  Apart from that minor quibble, she does indeed look very friendly.

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« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2005, 12:43:55 PM »
I agree! It's a nice friendly portrait.

LOL at the Mr Ed comment  ;D
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« Reply #82 on: December 20, 2005, 12:54:01 PM »
Whilst posing for the portrait, the Queen was asked to gaze out of the window and then look towards Rolf as if she was about to greet a beloved grandson. A few strokes into the portrait, Rolf asked her "Can ya tell what it is yet" (his catch-phrase) and much laughter ensued. IMHO it is a delightful portrait, lively, warm and very human.
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« Reply #83 on: December 20, 2005, 02:56:51 PM »
I am not sure if I like it,

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« Reply #84 on: December 20, 2005, 03:39:17 PM »
i don't like it:( she looks too old...i mean if you see her talking on TV she does look very good for her age

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« Reply #85 on: December 20, 2005, 04:06:36 PM »
Well, each to their own ;)...compared to the Lucien Freud or the Tai-Shan Schierenberg portraits, I think we have something to be thankful for ::)
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« Reply #86 on: December 20, 2005, 04:32:50 PM »
oh compared to those yes.i agree!

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« Reply #87 on: December 21, 2005, 04:44:13 AM »
Apparently Rolf attempted something that most painters usually steer clear of - depicting a smile that shows teeth.

The portrait has a nice friendly feel to it, a world away from some of the earlier ones that are perhaps more majestic.  This painting attempts to show the human side of HM, and to that purpose must be viewed as a success.

Rolf apparently is also proud of the way that he executed the hands - always a challenge even for the most talented artist..........
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« Reply #88 on: December 21, 2005, 08:07:10 AM »
If the nose didn't so much resemble a dill pickle, I'd say it was perfect!  ;D  ;D

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« Reply #89 on: December 21, 2005, 12:30:15 PM »
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If the nose didn't so much resemble a dill pickle, I'd say it was perfect!  ;D  ;D


Love it! Killing!  :D
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