Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Queen's new portrait for the Scottish Parliament

This beautiful new portrait of Her Majesty now hangs in Holyrood, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament. It is by a fine young photographer by the name of Shaun Murawski, just 24 years old. Her Majesty is as resplendent as ever: Mr Murawski is evidently going places.


Anonymous Elmo said...

Very nice Your Grace!

16 March 2011 at 22:43  
Blogger Ariadne said...

It is beautiful. Lovely Mona Lisa touch.

16 March 2011 at 22:49  
Blogger grace the collie said...

it's great.

16 March 2011 at 22:51  
Blogger English Viking said...

If only HM was as good at her word as she is in her portraits.

Any poster wishing to debate whether or not certain oaths have been broken will be made to look most foolish indeed.

17 March 2011 at 01:00  
Blogger IanH said...

I thought MSPs hated the royals, or at least the German ones sitting on the Stuart throne.

17 March 2011 at 01:59  
Anonymous not a machine said...

very good ,cordial and elegant as only a British monarch can do. Are you sure it isnt a photograph though your grace.

17 March 2011 at 02:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No crown? No orb and sceptre? No Royal Arms of Scotland?
Where's the divinity that hedeges monarchy?

17 March 2011 at 05:35  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

That is exrtemely lfe like for a painting, a huge improvement on the Rolph Harris effort.

Although in this age of austerity I could of had just such a masterpiece done and it would have only cost £500

Cheap as chips.

17 March 2011 at 06:16  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Good Scottish name that! HM doesn't look too chuffed to me, though.

17 March 2011 at 07:29  
Anonymous MrJ said...

Black to greet the Pope**, white in her kingdom of Scotland. One of mixed highland and lowland descent (born and bred in England) asks: Her choice or Shaun Murawski's (portraits by photographic art, as seen at National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London)?


17 March 2011 at 08:34  
Anonymous Simon said...

Not a Machine / Bred in the bone

His Grace writes

It is by a fine young photographer by the name of Shaun Murawski, just 24 years old

So, safe to conclude that actually it is a photograph, hence the lifelike property is not surprising.

17 March 2011 at 10:13  
Blogger Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Tiddles said...

My Mate Not A Machine asked 17 March 2011 02:05

"Are you sure it isnt a photograph though your grace."

'It is by a fine young photographer by the name of Shaun Murawski, just 24 years old.'

I think you will find your answer in the post, my boy.

Ye Olde English Viking thundered 17 March 2011 01:00

You will not find me debating you as Ernst agrees and it saddens him greatly she has forgotten what she promised before the whole world that heard her coronation oath. You should never make oaths to the Almighty as He will hold you to it.

Ernst has the whole coronation on his walkman and listens to the music from it regularly. Ernst wishes she would restate her oath again as a form of repentance and to encourage believers"

Bred in the Bone said 17 March 2011 06:16.

See response to N.A.M., my boy....and BITB j'accuse 17 March 2011 01:07

How dare you Sir. You must have your Cord in a right Wangle.;-o

Ernst Blofeld


Without Prejudice

Bred in the Bona;
What cocktails did you choose for DC, NC, and EM?

17 March 2011 at 10:18  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

It's a pity it isn't a painting. I bet I'd have painted it for less money than the photographer charged.

17 March 2011 at 11:48  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Yes I can see my error , I should have not have asscoiated the portrait gallery to be just full of oils and watercolours !

still at least you were kind in your picking of my mistake. My appologies

18 March 2011 at 02:42  
Anonymous silence dogood said...

Your Grace, would you favor us sometime with your thoughts on the goodness of HM's word?

18 March 2011 at 07:06  
Blogger OurSally said...

Last year my teenage daughter attached a new photograph to her bedroom wall. I was surprised and pleased to see a picture of the Queen - my daughter is actually German first and British second, if you ask her.

Having a Queen is a nice homely thing. The poor Germans, having no Royal family, have to worry about ours all the time.

Bless her and all who sail in her.

18 March 2011 at 14:34  

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