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Sculpture of the Day: A Bust of Queen Elizabeth II as a Princess, 1937

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Princess Elizabeth
Sigismund de Strobl, 1937
Marble
The Royal Collection
Her Majesty, the Queen, has been the subject of portraits ranging from photographs to sculptures since she was a young girl. This beautiful marble bust, sculpted when the subject was a nine-year-old princess, is the work of Hungarian sculptor Sigismund de Strobl. De Strobl worked on the bust for two years, completing it in 1937.


The sculpture proved so popular that it was reproduced in porcelain and remains one of the most enduring images of the youth of the present Queen. ads
 

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