Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Airbrushing 1930s' style: How artist used coronation picture of Edward VIII for his successor George VI... by painting new head onto portrait



Hels said...

What is the chance that an elderly lady (Patricia Deans 80) would a] remember that the portrait looked familiar, b] still have her grandmother's back copies of the 1937 magazines and c] climb into the attic and find a specific photo of King George? I have a better chance of winning the lottery!

Mind you, all the Windsor men looked the same so adapting the portrait would not have been difficult :)

Hermes said...

I agree, and they look so similar. The story behind this is really interesting though and again shows the 'establishment' in such a poor light.