Putney Artist Unveils Queens Portrait For New Cunard Liner
Isobel Peachey is the youngest female artist commissioned to paint the Queen
31 year old Isobel Peachey is an accomplished award-winning portrait artist, but until now she had never before been commissioned to paint a royal portrait.
Talking about how she was chosen, Isobel said:
The Queen granted three sittings for the portrait which is a three-quarter length painting showing her dressed in blue and wearing Queen Victoria’s collet necklace and earrings, which she also wore for her Coronation in 1953. The new official portrait unveiled by Isobel shows The Queen in the Yellow Drawing Room at Buckinghamn Palace.
Commenting on how the artist was chosen, Cunard's president and managing director Peter Shanks said:
Her Majesty will see the finished portrait for the first time on 11 October, when she visits Southampton to name Queen Elizabeth. The portrait will hang in a prominent position in the ship’s Grand Lobby on deck 2, near the B Stairway and Cafe Carinthia.
photos courtesy of Steve Dunlop
September 22, 2010