Another Odd Royal Portrait Surfaces
A portrait of the Queen painted in 1952 which was banished because it looked 'nothing like' her is to finally go on display.
The picture was painted by John Napper who famously said it was, "a beautiful painting of a queen, but not this Queen". Originally the Liverpool Corporation which commissioned the picture refused to hang it in the Town Hall, objecting to the Queen's overly long neck. It has spent much of the last 61 years in storage. Today, however, trustees at St George's Hall announced that the portrait will be permanently shown there to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Napper did another take of the portrait which the authorities accepted.
If only Kate were able to banish the first royal portrait of her...