Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer at the Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse:
On at the Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is an exhibition of more than 100 photographs by Marcus Adams. Titled “Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer” the exhibition is a celebration of the works of Marcus Adams who is famous for his photographic portraits of children and in particular for his 30 years of photographing royal children.
Adams (1875–1959) is widely acclaimed for having changed the long tradition of formal royal portraiture. Between 1926 and 1956, he created a unique record of two generations of royal children showing a fresh and natural image of royalty.
Visitors to the Queen’s Gallery can see vintage prints from almost all the royal sittings, many of which were formerly part of the personal collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of photographs of the very young Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret taken in the late 1920s and 1930s – photos that are sure to melt any mum’s heart.
The Queen’s Gallery is open daily up to 5 June (closed 22 April). Admission £5.50 adults, £5 over-60s and students, £3 under-17s, under-5s free, family ticket £14.
Exhibition: Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer
Venue : The Queen’s Gallery
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
Website : www.royalcollection.org.uk
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