Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration organized and circulated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK September 29, 2012 to January 13, 2013. 2012 marks Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee—sixty years as Head of State of the Commonwealth realms and the United Kingdom.
This exhibition of portraits are touring internationally and present photographs drawn exclusively from the Museum’s collection taken by royal photographer Sir Cecil Beaton, comprising of vintage prints and new prints from Beaton’s original negatives. Highly-staged and elegant settings are placed alongside charming and informal moments, capturing regal splendour as well as personal intimacy. The photographs are augmented by Beaton’s personal diary accounts, rich with details of many sittings.