Placing portraits of British queens to go on present to mark Platinum Jubilee

Striking portraits of British queens to go on show to mark Platinum Jubilee

Written by Amarachi Orie, CNN

A showcase of portraits of queens who have ruled Britain will feature in a month-long program of exhibitions, events and auctions celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

The London exhibition of portraits loaned from country houses across the United Kingdom will present the likenesses of seven queens, from the larger-than-life Tudors, the dynasty that first brought the art of the image to the fore, through to the present-day royalty, Sotheby’s aution house said in a press release Wednesday.

The iconic Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, which commemorates the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588, is on loan from the Woburn Abbey collection and will lead the showcase alongside Andy Warhol’s 1985 “Reigning Queens” portrait. Warhol’s image is a richly colored reinterpretation of the official photographic portrait taken in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year.

The exhibition, which will run from May 28 to June 15, will also feature…