The Last of the Tide

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Saturday, 6 June 2015 to Wednesday, 17 June 2015

This exhibition showcases 12 portraits of veterans of D-Day, inspired and commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales following his attendance at the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy last year.

The portraits pay tribute to some of the extraordinary men that played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

The largest amphibious invasion in history, the D-Day landings involved some 7,700 ships and 12,000 aircraft and led to the liberation of German-occupied France.

The 12 veterans are shown wearing their medals and in some instances their regimental berets.  All of them served in regiments with which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a formal  affiliation. Unique and poignant, the portraits have been created by twelve different artists, among them Jonathan Yeo, James Lloyd, Ishbel Myerscough and Stuart Pearson Wright.

The exhibition was curated by artist Catherine Goodman, Artistic Director at The Royal Drawing School and will be touring to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh in January 2016.

Admission is free. Tickets are available from the Gallery, on the day only.

Painting: © Paul Benney, Photography: © Royal Collection Trust

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Open daily, 10:00-17:30
Last admission 16:15

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