Sunday, May 12, 2013

Painting of the Day: A Preliminary Sketch For Queen Elizabeth's Hat and Gown for the Royal Wedding, 1947

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

I was very thrilled to find this rare preliminary sketch for Queen Elizabeth’s (The Queen Mother’s) gown and hat for the marriage of her daughter, Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to the Duke of Edinburgh. The sketch was made in the spring of 1947 by Sir Norman Hartnell. 

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