Alister Maynard's Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

London (AP) Article in The Ottawa Citizen 12 November 1964 (edited)



Alister Maynards 1964 portrait of Queen Elizabeth shows her with a pretty face and the body of a Lion. Prince Andrew, who was four, is pictured tweaking the Lion's tail. Maynard was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the famous Seaforth Highlanders, also is a former executive of the Council of Industrial Design's Scottish committee. Maynard said, " I just wanted to get away from the stuffy official portrait style and produce something with a bit of gaiety and character." But why the Queen with the body of a Lion? "I wanted to combine the idea of her regality and constitutional position with the warm, humorous family flavour which she brings to the position." Limited Edition Fine Art Prints can be purchased at Cowdray.co.uk >

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