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Robes Gallery

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Choose from 439 pictures in our Robes collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN Featured Print

Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth (born 1926), by Pietro Annigoni 1953.
Pietro Annigoni (7 June 1910 to 28 October 1988) was an Italian portrait and fresco painter, who became world famous after painting Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.
His work bore the influence of Italian Renaissance portraiture, and was in contrast to the modernist and post-modernist artistic styles that dominated the middle and late twentieth century. He was known for his romantic portrayal of the young Queen Elizabeth II in 1956, as well as for his portraits of Pope John XXIII, US Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, the Shah and Empress of Iran, Princess Margaret and several other members of the British royal family.
Pietro Annigoni was chosen by TIME magazine to paint President of the United States John F. Kennedy for the (January 5) 1962 Person of the Year cover. The result was perhaps his worst portrait as Kennedy would not sit still and Annigoni had no time or inclination to satisfy Time magazine. Other TIME magazine covers that featured portraits by Annigoni were the issues of October 5, 1962 (Pope John XXIII), November 1, 1963 (Ludwig Erhard), and April 12, 1968 (Lyndon B. Johnson).
Other subjects around the world that Annigoni painted include HRH Prince Phillip and several other members of the House of Windsor as well as the shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo, Florentine author Luigi Ugolini, ballet legend Dame Margot Fonteyn, British actress Julie Andrews, Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, American actress and poet Vanna Bonta as a girl, and the Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. An outspoken artist who did not refrain from iconoclasm toward his perception of passing or superficial social trends, Annigoni wrote essays challenging modern art that disregarded the basic ability to draw. He alienated critics, who claimed his art was too representational, discounting the unique dramatic signature the artist brought to Renaissance tradition.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Christening of Prince Peter of Yugoslavia Featured Print

Christening of Prince Peter of Yugoslavia

Christening of Prince Peter of Yugoslavia (1923-1970) in October 1923 in Belgrade.Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) (later King George VI) acted as Chief Witness as he did at King Alexanders wedding. This picture shows (from left): King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (1888-1934), Queen Marie of Yugoslavia (1900-1961), King Ferdinand I of Romania (1865-1927), Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938) (holding young prince Peter) and the Duchess and Duke of York. Date: 1923

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre Featured Print

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

Caricature portrait of Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre KCB (1797-1879). Shaw-Lefevre was a British barrister, Whig politician, and civil servant. In 1834, following the Poor Law Amendment Act, he was appointed as a Poor Law Commissioner. He helped found the University of London and was its Vice-Chancellor for many years.

© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection