The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Royal Portraits by Mario Testino on display together for first time at National Portrait Gallery
HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Henry. London 2004 by Mario Testino © AMAAZING LTD.

LONDON.- Photographs of the Royal Family, taken by Mario Testino between 2003 and 2010 are being shown together for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery.

The eight portraits on display include the official engagement portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taken in London in 2010. The earliest image on display is of HRH The Prince of Wales, from 2003 which was commissioned as an official portrait and another of HRH Prince William, taken in the same year to mark his 21st birthday. Other early photographs on display include HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Henry, commissioned for their official Christmas card in 2004. The official commission to mark HRH Prince Henry’s 21st birthday is on display as well as a portrait of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, commissioned by British Vogue in 2006 and another photograph of this royal couple in their car, taken in 2010, from Testino’s personal work. The display coincides with the exhibition Mario Testino, British Royal Portraits on display at the Museum of Fine Art (MFA) in Boston from the 21 October 2012.

Mario Testino, born in Peru in 1954, is one of the outstanding photographers of his generation. Perhaps best known for his work in fashion photography, which has been featured across the globe in magazines from Vogue to Vanity Fair, as well in advertising campaigns for clients including Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. His subjects include stars from the worlds of fashion, cinema, royalty and music and include Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Diana, Princess of Wales, Robbie Williams and Madonna. In 1981, when standing with the crowds in London celebrating the marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, Testino took his first spontaneous royal portrait when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and her grandson, Prince Edward, passed by. Since then he has taken many celebrated formal photographs of many members of the House of Windsor.

In 2002 the National Portrait Gallery opened the major exhibition Portraits by Mario Testino which received 168,069 visitors, which is still the highest attendance for a paid for photography exhibition at the Gallery. The exhibition travelled to Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Mexico City and Lima. In 2010 his work was exhibited at the Museo Thyseen-Bornemisza in Madrid and his first museum exhibition in the US, In Your Face, spanning his 30 year career will open on the 21 October at the MFA Boston, complemented by British Royal Portraits. Testino is the recipient of many international awards including most significantly, the Grand Cross Order of Merit, the highest honour in Peru in 2010 and the Gold Medal from the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute for his significant role in strengthening the relationship between the Spanish-speaking world and the United States.

Mario Testino says, ‘I have a very special attachment with the National Portrait Gallery since they hosted Portraits, the first museum exhibition of my work in England in 2002. I am honoured that they are now exhibiting a selection of portraits of the British royal family in this very special year. It is an honour and a privilege to be part of the history of this country through documenting the royal family and I am delighted to be able to share these pictures with the NPG and its visitors.’

Today's News

October 17, 2012

Paintings by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse stolen from Kunsthal Rotterdam

Thieves that have an arty eye: Here's a look at some top art heists over the decades

The White House years of Robert S. McNamara up for sale at Sotheby's New York

Hollywood Unseen showcases an extraordinary collection of hidden photographic gems

Abstract and Figurative works by Gerhard Richter to feature in Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Frieze London 2012: Energetic atmosphere equals strong sales in the contemporary market

Museo Reina Sofia opens exhibition by one of the great figures of the avant-garde: María Blanchard

Jitish Kallat's first solo exhibition in an Australian museum opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

Bonhams unveils key Banksy works at first-ever Urban Art Auction in Los Angeles

Royal Portraits by Mario Testino on display together for first time at National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition at Jeu de Paume surveys Spanish artist Antoni Muntadas' prolific career

Sotheby's announces Auction of the George Daniels Horological Collection November 2012

New Orleans Museum of Art appoints Brooke Minto as Deputy Director for Development and External Affairs

Over 80 abstract and figurative watercolors featured in selling exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Co.

Wyeth, Waugh seascapes and Tiffany lamps lead Bonhams fall auction in New Hampshire

Celebrating 200 years of Charles Dickens' relationship with Northern Ireland

Ivory & silver highlight Matthew Barton's November sale

One million leaves for sale this autumn! Whyte's to auction famous Irish book dealer's stock

Nicolaus Schafhausen appointed Curator for Bucharest Biennale 6

New Nigeria museum fetes late Afrobeat singer Fela

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

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, .


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

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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