Notable Press for The Queen by Henry Ward
Queen Elizabeth II, 2016, a portrait by Henry Ward
Painted secretly in Canada, Queen's new official portrait is unveiled
by Victor Swoboda of The Montreal Gazette
From the imperial rooms of Windsor Castle to a covert studio in Burlington, Ont., a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth quietly took shape over the past year. The Queen herself was scheduled to unveil the official six-feet-by-eight-feet portrait by British-Canadian artist Henry Ward at a private ceremony at the castle on Friday. The portrait shows the monarch draped in flowing blue ceremonial robes.
“She’s such an unbelievably warm person, but she has a strength in her bearing and she’s got an incredibly sharp mind,” Ward, 44, said from his home in Burlington this week, a few hours before leaving for the Windsor Castle event. “I wanted a strong queen in my portrait, a queen of warmth but also of reserve.”
Ward is represented by Montreal’s Landau Fine Art, which runs Galerie Dominion on Sherbrooke St. A few of his paintings will be on display at the gallery in November, and he is preparing a large show there next year.
More Press on the Queen's Portrait:
The British Red Cross - New Portrait Marks Six Decades of Support From Her Majesty
Paris Match - Elizabeth II face à elle-même
The Royal Gazette, Bermuda - Premier toasts portrait artist to the Queen
The Evening Standard - The Queen unveils Henry Ward portrait to mark 60 years as British Red Cross patron
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