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09/29/2005

Life Portrait of Prince William Unveiled

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The only existing life portrait of Prince William went on display Wednesday at a public gallery in London and has already been snapped up by an anonymous buyer. Said artist John Wonnacott: "He kept wearing fancy waistcoats. He used to turn up in some real horrors which I asked him to take off. I'm the one person who has painted him. I suppose it was rather a special thing. Every girl in the country is jealous of me."

An interesting portrait, but certainly not a happy one.

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  1. He looks more pensive and thoughful rather than unhappy.

    Posted by: Donald | Sep 29, 2005 5:45:27 PM


  2. That is the same expression his mother had for so many years.

    Posted by: Lee | Sep 29, 2005 6:06:21 PM


  3. ...the proportions on the right arm seem to me to be kind of off a bit...n'est pas?

    Posted by: culture club a go-go | Sep 29, 2005 6:16:17 PM


  4. Not a flattering portrait, but not a surprise either (you can't expect taste from the British Royal Family).

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Sep 29, 2005 6:34:55 PM


  5. I can't imagine what inspired John Wonnacott to do this particular portrait, but it's awful. It was actually done five years ago, and I can see why it's being sold, and not hung in Buckingham Palace. The same image is repeated in his 2000 Royal Family Portrait, showing William, full body, in an awkward and unflattering pose. Wonnacott's 2000 portrait of Prince Philip is equally bad, and frankly, a little scary.

    I guess once you get an appointment from HRH, you can crank out any kind of garbage you want. What surprises me, given his body of work, is that Wonnacott was chosen in the first place.

    God bless the Queen.

    Posted by: Jay Croce | Sep 29, 2005 6:57:30 PM


  6. I wish John Currin had painted him.

    Posted by: randy | Sep 29, 2005 7:10:52 PM


  7. I don't think it is that bad.

    Posted by: Patrick | Sep 29, 2005 7:36:42 PM


  8. she got that right from not being a happy portrait. He looks so damn bloody droopy.

    Posted by: Semaphore J | Sep 29, 2005 9:17:34 PM


  9. Randy - there's an idea! John Currin paints Prince William!

    But why should he be happy? Who in either family has been happy anytime recently?

    Posted by: R J Keefe | Sep 30, 2005 7:46:09 AM


  10. I'd be very happy if I got to see Peter Phillips on a regular basis. ;)

    Posted by: Subtext Whore | Oct 1, 2005 2:37:10 PM


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