A marriage portrait?

April 29 2011

Image of A marriage portrait?

Picture: Royal Collection

Will the royal wedding be commemorated on canvas? Unlikely, if precedent is anything to go by. Weddings are difficult to paint, and until the 19th Century royal weddings were relatively low-key affairs, celebrated behind closed doors. You will struggle to find an oil painting of a royal wedding.

To any of my American readers who feel you're missing out on the Royal fun, above is a depiction of the wedding of George III - your last King - and Queen Charlotte, by Joshua Reynolds. More on the Royal Collection website here.

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