All Hail the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

A portrait by Dorothy Wilding

Next year marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne and to celebrate her amazing run, England’s National Portrait Gallery has put together a travelling exhibition with 60 portraits of her majesty.

“The Queen: Art And Image” will comprise an eclectic mix, including a larger-than-life hologram of the Queen created by Chris Levine and a clip from a documentary of the Royal Family that has not been seen in more than 40 years. Other pieces include: a painting of the Queen’s floating head by Justin Mortimer, a life-sized 1969 portrait by Italian artist Pietro Annigoni, a 2007 photograph of the Queen in a “turbulent landscape” by Annie Leibovitz and more. Also on display will be a 1952 photograph of the Queen stepping out of a plane from Kenya “to an entirely different role” after learning about the death of her father, King George VI.

The tour will begin later this year at the National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh before traveling to the Ulster Museum in Belfast, the National Museum in Cardiff and London’s National Portrait Gallery.