John Wonnacott C.B.E - Paints the Queen Mum

To celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Queen Mother the National Portrait Gallery commissioned John Wonnacott to produce a painting.

The painting sized 12 feet by 8 feet 3 inches is unveiled on her birthday Friday 4th August 2000.

The painting shows six members of the Royal Family stretching over four generations.

John has worked on this project for some eighteen months with each member of the family sitting up to nine times.

The picture features the Queen Mother seated in a chair within the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are seen standing in the background. Prince William is prominently standing casually in the foreground with sleeves rolled up and hands in pockets.

Prince Harry leans over the back of the chair intently gazing at his great grandmother while his Dad, Prince Charles stands to the side nonchalantly with one hand on hip while the other is resting on the arm of the chair.

In keeping with a family setting the corgi dogs can be seen on the floor in front of the Queen Mothers feet.

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