LONDON, May 27 Reuters – Royal portraits and dazzling tiaras will be on display at Sotheby’s in London this weekend as part of celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The auction house is organizing a month-long program of events, exhibitions, and auctions to mark the occasion. The four-day official celebrations for the historic occasion begin on June 2.
Armada Portrait of Elizabeth, at Sotheby’s
At Sotheby’s, artworks including the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth, commemorating the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588, and Andy Warhol’s 1985 painting of Elizabeth II. Others will be on the show with depictions of female monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots. and Queen Victoria.” Francis Christie, Sotheby’s the UK and Ireland deputy chairman, told Reuters. “We have managed to collect drawings from the private collection and the public collection of seven queens.
The Amazing Thing About Seeing All the Queens in One Room Together
The 7-day countdown to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee displayed on screen at Piccadilly Circus on May 27, 2022 in London, Britain. There’s nothing surprising about seeing queens in a room together. You see a kind of brief art history lesson from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II. Clearly how the artistic style has changed. But you also see how an emperor’s image of himself has changed.
25 Bibles Used at the 1953 Celebration
Visitors will also be able to view books and manuscripts. Such as the death warrant of the 7th Earl of Northumberland, signed by Elizabeth I and sealed with her Privy Seal.Which one of 25 Bibles used in the 2 June 1953 ceremony to mark his ascension to the throne.
Includes a Diamond tiara from the 1830s
About 40 more tiaras are on show in a separate exhibition. Including the Spencer tiara worn by the late Princess Diana on her wedding day. Others include a diamond tiara from the 1830s. Which was decorated with ancient Roman designs as well as a 20th-century turquoise cabochon by Van Cleef & Arpels. The diamond-set for the diamond tiara is designed as a wreath of leaves.