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Re: Queen Mary "coronation portraits"
Edited by Dave on March 20, 2022, 12:40 pm
Bryce, I am on the same opinion. But listen I came across another photo in a link I wanted to post of the said QM in a pearl necklace looking close to her mother in law's one given by her dad the king of Denmark and I saved/ copied the link but I gather it was not copied because when I went to post it the link was not there, but I was totally bowled over by what I came across. I don't know if it is a mock up but shouldn't they post some disclaimer stating this?
I cannot really speak to your question about QM's pearls, but your post intrigued me greatly.
I do not ever remember seeing this "Queen Alexandra-ish" coronation portrait of Queen Mary - with too many jewels to count along with all those ropes of pearls.
So I did a quick image search and was astounded as what is being posted as "coronation portraits"...there are so many variations.
Even if you pare out the Durbar posts - there is a lot of variety.
My guess is they did some extra sittings - but not exact replications.
My question is -
Do we know which one is actually correct? (i.e. worn in the Abbey)