The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 21, 2017


Margaret Thatcher Returned to London's Downing Street to Unveil Portrait
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, standing next to her portrait painted by artist Richard Stone. AP Photo/ Downing Street.

David Stringer, Associated Press Writer


LONDON (AP).- Former British leader Margaret Thatcher returned to London's Downing Street Monday as she unveiled her own portrait, which has been installed in the official residence of Britain's prime minister.

Thatcher, British leader from 1979 to 1990, joined current Prime Minster Gordon Brown and David Cameron, a successor to Thatcher as Conservative Party leader, at 10 Downing Street to unveil the new the work.

The 84-year-old former leader — nicknamed "The Iron Lady" for her uncompromising stance against the Soviet Union — was greeted by Brown and a clutch of former advisers as she arrived at her former home.

Brown spokesman Simon Lewis said the painting by Richard Stone — who has also produced a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II — is on display in a first floor lobby.

It was paid for by an anonymous donor. The office of advertising executive Maurice Saatchi, who attended the reception, could not immediately offer comment on suggestions he had donated the portrait.

Lewis said the unveiling ceremony was a historic occasion.

"The Prime Minister made a short speech in which he thanked Baroness Thatcher for the contribution she has made to the country over many years," Lewis said.

Thatcher was for a long time the nemesis of Brown's Labour Party, which was kept out of office by her Conservative Party for 18 years.

Lewis said Thatcher thanked Brown for his comments but did not make a speech.

Thatcher is the first living former lawmaker in the modern era to be honored with a painting at Downing Street.

Photographs of all modern prime ministers line the residence's main staircase, but only two former leaders have painted portraits on display: Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George.



Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


London's Downing Street | Margaret Thatcher | Maurice Saatchi | Simon Lewis |





Today's News

November 26, 2009

David Hockney's Bigger Trees Near Warter Presented at Tate Britain

mima Acquires Works by Legendary American Artist Ellsworth Kelly

New Jackie Kennedy Dress on Display at John F. Kennedy Library

The BBC and British Museum Announce "A History of the World"

Christie's December Photographs Sale Offers Exceptional Array of Works

Exhibition of Early Photographs by Weegee at Michael Hoppen Gallery

Leonardo's "Angel in the Flesh" to Make Appearance with Work by Bill Viola

Never-Before-to-Market Collections of Native American Art for Sale

Paris Photo 2009: Record Numbers of Visitors and Contrasting Sales

Reynolda to Feature Works of Mid- Nineteenth Century American Expatriates

Margaret Thatcher Returned to London's Downing Street to Unveil Portrait

Decorative Arts and Carpets from the Corcoran Gallery Realize $7,328,713

Cindie Cheung Wins Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize

Martin Boyce's 2009 Scotland + Venice Artworks to be Presented in a New, Specially Curated Exhibition

Historic Judaica from West Country Sells for 175,000 Pounds at Bonhams

Touring Exhibition Opens in Scotland's National Architecture Centre

Utopia And The Everyday: Between Art and Education at Centre d'Art de Geneve

Cepezed Designs New Headquarters for Environment Brussels

De La Warr Pavilion Announces Retrospective of Richard Grayson's Work from the Past Five Years

Chinese Classic Scroll Painting Sells for Record $24 Million

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- $37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record at Sotheby's Hong Kong

2.- Major new show at Picasso Museum focuses on pivotal year in Picasso's life and work

3.- 63 Dutch Masters return home to Holland for an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam

4.- Exhibition reveals new insights into Renoir's celebrated "Luncheon of the Boating Party"

5.- Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at centre of legal tussle

6.- The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art presents 'Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings'

7.- Pristine Hermès Himalayan Gris Cendre Birkin bag sells for $112,500 at Heritage Auctions

8.- Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

9.- Exhibition presenting the art of Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí opens in London

10.- Private collectors using online appraisal platform to get multiple estimates from top auction houses



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful