The Queen (2005)
Rolf Harris’ Painting of the Queen
The painting above was painted by Rolf Harris in 2005 and depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The painting is nothing more than what it purports to be: a vacuously flattering portrait completed by a man without talent.
Rolf Harris was a much-adored children’s entertainer and artist; so adored the British monarch picked him to paint her official 80th portrait. He even got a knighthood.
Unfortunately in 2014 Rolf Harris was convicted of molesting two girls under the age of 16; Rolf went to prison. 1
The Royal Art collection is very interesting; the former keeper — Anthony Blunt — was allowed to continue in the role despite passing secrets to the Soviet Union. He was good friends with spy master Victor Rothschild and rumoured to have worked for the City of London, just like Aleister Crowley. Blunt was a pedophile too and is even featured in the Elm Hurst Guest House book.
- The Guardian. Rolf Harris released from prison after almost three years. 19 May/organizations-places/elm-hurst-guesthouse/ 2017. [return]