A long-lost portrait of Queen Elizabeth II hangs in a law office on Park Avenue.
The 1954 artwork by prominent portrait painter Frank Slater, an Englishman who also portrayed Alfred Hitchcock, was made in honor of the Queen’s coronation a year earlier.
The painting, owned by the Canadian Association of New York, was in storage for years until the group’s former president, who is also a partner at Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, rescued it from a dusty storage unit.
It shows a seated young Elizabeth wearing a crown and a white strapless dress with a blue sash. The company paid to restore it to its original glory to celebrate the monarch’s 70th anniversary on the throne this year.
Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8, lies ahead of a planned state funeral in London on Monday.
Video of the Queen Mother’s visit to New York in 1954, which was to be followed by a trip to Canada, showed the Queen Mother’s presence at the unveiling of the portrait at the Canadian Association of New York. Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952.
Ray Dowd, a partner at the law firm, told The Post that Elizabeth II is probably “one of the most portrayed women in the world” but that this portrait is an exceptionally skillful one.
Dowd said his company is planning more private viewings of the portrait.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/17/portrait-of-queen-elizabeth-ii-hangs-in-park-avenue-law-office/ The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II hangs in the Park Avenue Law Offices