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Royal Portraits at Bendigo Art Gallery

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    Posted: 13 May 2019 at 09:30
Bendigo is one of Victoria's regional cities that was founded on the riches of the mid 19th century gold rush.

It has an excellent art gallery that manages to snare some exceptional and exclusive special showings, the current one being "Tudors to Windsors, British Royal Portraits" mainly from the National Portrait Gallery in London, together with various objects and artefacts from other museums and collections.

We visited Bendigo to enjoy a weekend of fine chamber music, but dropped in to the gallery to see this exhibition, and here are just a few images from that visit.

All a99ii with CZ 24-70mm f2.8 Vario-Sonnar.
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1. The Capital Theatre was the main chamber concert venue. Originally built as the Sandhurst Masonic Hall. (Sandhurst was the original place name before Bendigo).
The Capital Theatre, formerly Sandhurst Masonic Hall by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

2. main entrance to the adjoining Art Gallery, with Queen Elizabeth II filling the entry portal.
Bendigo Art Gallery entry by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

3. Part of the permanent collection in one of the historic gallery spaces.
Bendigo Art Gallery interior by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

4. Probably the most valuable article in the Royal collection - Queen Elizabeth I's coronation glove in an exceptional state of preservation.
Queen Elizabeth I's coronation glove by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

5. The famous Holbein portrait of Henry VIII.
Henry VIII by Holbein by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

6. The "Ditchley Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth I, as Gloriana feet firmly planted on her realm.
Elizabeth I, as Gloriana by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

7. Elizabeth's favourite, Robert Dudley.
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

8. The Windsors at afternoon tea.
George VI and family afternoon tea, Royal Lodge, Windsor. by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

7. Queen Elizabeth II strikingly captured by Annigoni.
Queen Elizabeth II by Annigoni by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

8.
Diana and Charles, by Bryan Organ by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

9.
Regarding the Queen by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

10.
Charles, and family by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.






Edited by Jozioau - 13 May 2019 at 22:08
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I miss the newborn . Great shots Joe, #3 for me. TFS .
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There is a LOT of pain to be seen in his face (#10).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2019 at 08:11
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

I miss the newborn . Great shots Joe, #3 for me. TFS .


Actually, the Windsor family tree painted on the gallery wall was right up to date with newborn Archie having been added not long after he arrived. And lots of people taking phone snap selfies of themselves alongside his name.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2019 at 22:30
Fascinating set, Joe.
From a historical point of view #4 is an outstanding document. The way you have reproduced the paintings in your photography is superb!

My favorites, though, are #8, #9 and #10 with the latter one ranking at the top! Those viewers in the images add a dimension, almost a comment what is seen on the walls. I thin #10 stands out because this face is staring at you (the viewer of your image) - while the people in the room seems to ignore it, creating a hidden narrative.

Thanks for this rare glimpse!
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I feel observed #10 stands out for me. TFS!
 



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Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

I thin #10 stands out because this face is staring at you (the viewer of your image) - while the people in the room seems to ignore it, creating a hidden narrative.


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