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As part of the platinum jubilee celebrations, Tatler magazine dedicated its June issue to Queen Elizabeth II with an interesting oil painting By Nigerian artist Oluwole Omofemi, who drew inspiration from a 1955 portrait of the King.
Omovimi depicted the Queen wearing her state crown George IV, the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, a sash adorned with the Star of the Ribat Medal, and reinvented elements such as the flower pattern on the dress.
The portrait on which the artist based his paintings dates back to the time of the Queen’s visit to Nigeria in 1955, Ullwool’s grandfather saw her passing by, waving to the crowd.
“Growing up, I’ve heard so many good things about the Queen and how influential she is, not only in the UK but in the Commonwealth and around the world… I was very young and yet I had a lot to do already.” Omovimi told the magazine.
It took the artist four weeks to complete the artwork, which will be shown in Sotheby’s Power & Image: Royal Portraiture & Iconography gallery. along with screen prints by Andy Warhol of the 1985 Reigning Queens portfolio and Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I from the Woburn Abbey Collection.
This was the process of creating an oil painting of Queen Elizabeth:
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