sollertias:

Portrait of a Lady by Gabriel Metsu, 1667 (detail)

Finally on display: the extraordinary Queen portrait banished for 60 years.

It is a face known throughout the world, but the public will see a different    side of the Queen today as a portrait banished for 61 years goes on display.   

The controversial painting was once banned from Liverpool town hall because it looked nothing like the Queen and her neck was “too long”. Embarrassed council chiefs ordered it to be hidden from public view in the vaults.

calorineabroad:

Empress Sisi will forever be my homegirl.

tiny-librarian:

Portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte in 1772 by Johan Zoffany.

cointrelles:

Queen Charlotte, Sir Nathaniel Dance Holland

jaded-mandarin:

Maria Carolina of Naples - Anton Raphael Mengs, 1768.

royalartandhistory:

Queen Isabella II of Spain with her daughter, Isabella, Princess of Asturias (later Queen of Portugal)

tiny-librarian:

Details from the portrait of Marie Antoinette and her two eldest children, Marie Therese Charlotte and Louis Joseph, by Adolf Ulrik Wertmuller.

carolathhabsburg:

Portrait of Queen Josephine of Sweden and Norway nee Pss of Leuchtenberg. By Sophie Adlesparre. 1841

tiny-librarian:

Details of the Portrait of Elizabeth I as a Princess.

darvll