Notable Press for The Queen 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.
Queen Elizabeth II, 2016, a portrait by Henry Ward
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Daily Mail - Is that really One? The Queen gets first glimpse of striking new portrait of her clad in her garter robes
Hello! Canada - The Queen unveils new portrait to mark six decades' patronage of the British Red Cross
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The Times - Portrait celebrates Queen’s 60 years as Red Cross patron
The Evening Standard - The Queen unveils Henry Ward portrait to mark 60 years as British Red Cross patron
The Royal Family - The Queen Unveils Her Portrait Marking Six Decades Of Patronage at Windsor Castle on October 14, 2016 in Windsor, England.
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People - What Does the Queen Think of Her Bold New Portrait?
Northwest Post - Queen to unveil new portrait marking her role as patron of British Red Cross
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