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.
Portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte in 1772 by Johan Zoffany.
Queen Charlotte, Sir Nathaniel Dance Holland
Queen Isabella II of Spain with her daughter, Isabella, Princess of Asturias (later Queen of Portugal)
Details from the portrait of Marie Antoinette and her two eldest children, Marie Therese Charlotte and Louis Joseph, by Adolf Ulrik Wertmuller.
Portrait of Queen Josephine of Sweden and Norway nee Pss of Leuchtenberg. By Sophie Adlesparre. 1841