Portrait of Prince Philip by Ralph Heimans

Portrait of Prince Philip at 96 by Ralph Heimans

From the Jewish Chronicle Archive, 15.12.2017:

“Ralph Heimans’ new portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh was unveiled this week, with the Jewish artist hoping he had done justice to his subject’s “unique character”. Australian-born Mr Heimans was handed the commission after painting the official portrait of the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year, and receiving wide acclaim.

In the new work, he depicts the 96-year-old Prince Philip standing in the grand corridor at Windsor Castle, wearing the sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking honour. The painting will be displayed at a museum in Denmark before going on show in London next year.

The artist said he “hope[d] people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it.”

Mr Heimans’ works include portraits of actors Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ben Kingsley, Vladimir Ashkenazy, the pianist and conductor, and authors Margaret Atwood and Anne Tyler.

His painting of the Queen was vandalised while on display in Westminster Abbey in 2013. It has now been restored and is set to be exhibited again.”


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