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"Crowning Achievements: A Glimpse into Royal Splendor and Divine Symbolism" Step into the world of regal opulence as we explore the captivating theme of "crowning

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowns of Britain

Crowns of Britain
The numerous crowns of Britain, used through a thousand years. The Imperial State Crown is shown at the top of the page and the final, crown at bottom right, is St

Background imageCrowning Collection: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned
The moment during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II where the Archbishop of Canterbury places St Edwards crown on the Queens head. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background imageCrowning Collection: Mary, Queen of Heaven, c. 1485- 1500 (oil on panel)

Mary, Queen of Heaven, c. 1485- 1500 (oil on panel)
XOS741951 Mary, Queen of Heaven, c. 1485- 1500 (oil on panel) by Master of the Legend of St. Lucy (fl.1475-1505); 199.2 x 161.8 cm; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Background imageCrowning Collection: Edward VIII in his Coronation robes

Edward VIII in his Coronation robes
A triptych of paintings by Fortunino Matania of King Edward VIII dressed in his ceremonial Coronation robes, part of a special Coronation number prepared in advance by the Illustrated London News but

Background imageCrowning Collection: Napoleon I crowns himself King of Italy in 1805, (c1900)

Napoleon I crowns himself King of Italy in 1805, (c1900). French advertising for Liebigs extract of meat

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation, receiving the Crown of glory 1937

Coronation, receiving the Crown of glory 1937
The Queens Coronation. Her Majesty is kneeling on her faldstool and the Archbishop of Canterbury is placing the Crown upon her head, with the koh-i-noor diamond glittering

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by Bryan de Grineau
Spectacular illustration by ILN special artist, Bryan de Grineau, showing the supreme moment of the Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey when the Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imageCrowning Collection: Christ Crowned with Thorns (oil on canvas)

Christ Crowned with Thorns (oil on canvas)
490127 Christ Crowned with Thorns (oil on canvas) by Oost, Jacob van (1601-71); 122.1x97.8 cm; Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium; © Art in Flanders

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of Emperor Nicholas II in the Assumption Cathedral, 1896. Artist: Serov

The Coronation of Emperor Nicholas II in the Assumption Cathedral, 1896. Artist: Serov
The Coronation of Emperor Nicholas II in the Assumption Cathedral, 1896. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageCrowning Collection: Genghis Khan in his tent by Rashid al-Din (1247-1318)

Genghis Khan in his tent by Rashid al-Din (1247-1318)
BAL51335 Genghis Khan in his tent by Rashid al-Din (1247-1318) by Islamic School, (14th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin in Paradise, 1438 (oil on panel)

The Coronation of the Virgin in Paradise, 1438 (oil on panel)
XIR166049 The Coronation of the Virgin in Paradise, 1438 (oil on panel) by Fiore, Jacobello del (fl.1401-39); 283x303 cm; Galleria dell Accademia, Venice

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of Nicolas I

Crowning of Nicolas I
NICOLAS I/TSAR SCENES & EVENTS Crowning of the Tzar in Moscow on 19 August 1826. Date: 1796 - 1855

Background imageCrowning Collection: View of the Salle de Bal with a Performance of Rinaldo and Armida, 1688

View of the Salle de Bal with a Performance of Rinaldo and Armida, 1688
XIR187832 View of the Salle de Bal with a Performance of Rinaldo and Armida, 1688 (oil on canvas) by Cotelle, Jean the Younger (1642-1708); 200x140 cm; Chateau du Grand Trianon, Versailles

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, (1901). Creator: Unknown

Coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, (1901). Creator: Unknown
Coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, (1901). Victoria (1819-1901) was crowned by William Howley the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey in London

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838 [right half], 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Crowning of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838 [right half], 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Crowning of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838 [right half], 19th century

Background imageCrowning Collection: Temperance (Temperancia), 1530. Creator: Lucas van Leyden

Temperance (Temperancia), 1530. Creator: Lucas van Leyden
Temperance (Temperancia), 1530

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of King Edward II

Coronation of King Edward II
Edward II crowned King of England at Westminster Date: 25th February 1308

Background imageCrowning Collection: Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565-70. Creator: Titian

Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565-70. Creator: Titian
Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565-70

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Charlemagne in Rome, Christmas Day, 800 AD, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Coronation of Charlemagne in Rome, Christmas Day, 800 AD, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Coronation of Charlemagne in Rome, Christmas Day, 800 AD, (1936). Kronung Karls Des Grossen in Rom, 25 Dezember 800. Charlemagne, King of the Franks (742-814 AD)

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of Anne Boleyn with the Crown of St. Edward, 1902. Creator: Unknown

The Coronation of Anne Boleyn with the Crown of St. Edward, 1902. Creator: Unknown
The Coronation of Anne Boleyn with the Crown of St. Edward, 1902. Anne Boleyn (c1501-1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of the Virgin (18 century), Volyn icon, museum, Lutsk, Volyn oblast, Ukraine

Crowning of the Virgin (18 century), Volyn icon, museum, Lutsk, Volyn oblast, Ukraine

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation William The Conqueror 1066 William I

Coronation William The Conqueror 1066 William I
The coronation of William the Conqueror, 1066. William I, c. 1028 - 1087, aka William the Conqueror and William the Bastard. First Norman king of England

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning the May Queen, Leyland, Lancashire in 1900

Crowning the May Queen, Leyland, Lancashire in 1900

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Crowning of Queen Victoria at Her Coronation

The Crowning of Queen Victoria at Her Coronation, Westminster Abbey, London Date: 1838

Background imageCrowning Collection: Nadir (Nader) Shah of Iran crowning himself

Nadir (Nader) Shah of Iran crowning himself on 8 March 1736 Date: 1736

Background imageCrowning Collection: Altar frontal tapestry depicting the Coronation of the Virgin, between two saints

Altar frontal tapestry depicting the Coronation of the Virgin, between two saints, made in Flanders or Lower Rhineland
3576056 Altar frontal tapestry depicting the Coronation of the Virgin, between two saints, made in Flanders or Lower Rhineland, 16th century (wool & silk) by Flemish School

Background imageCrowning Collection: Tapestry antependium depicting the Coronation of the Virgin between three holy bishops

Tapestry antependium depicting the Coronation of the Virgin between three holy bishops and two saints
3576052 Tapestry antependium depicting the Coronation of the Virgin between three holy bishops and two saints, from Middle Germany, 1450-99 (wool, gold & silk) by German School

Background imageCrowning Collection: The coronation of Charlemagne, detail, 1511 (fresco) (detail of 3362155)

The coronation of Charlemagne, detail, 1511 (fresco) (detail of 3362155)
3362179 The coronation of Charlemagne, detail, 1511 (fresco) (detail of 3362155) by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) (1483-1520); (add.info.: Raphael's rooms)

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of the Virgin, 'Madonna of Monteluce' 1505-25 (oil on wood)

Crowning of the Virgin, "Madonna of Monteluce" 1505-25 (oil on wood)
3362065 Crowning of the Virgin, "Madonna of Monteluce" 1505-25 (oil on wood) by Romano, Giulio (1492-1546) & Penni

Background imageCrowning Collection: Crowning of the Virgin, or Madonna of Monteluce, c. 1505-25 (oil on panel)

Crowning of the Virgin, or Madonna of Monteluce, c. 1505-25 (oil on panel)
701309 Crowning of the Virgin, or Madonna of Monteluce, c.1505-25 (oil on panel) by Penni, Giovanni Francesco (il Fattore) (c.1488-1528); 354x232 cm; Vatican Museums and Galleries

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of Charlemagne, Room of the Fire in the Borgo, 1511 (fresco)

The Coronation of Charlemagne, Room of the Fire in the Borgo, 1511 (fresco)
3362155 The Coronation of Charlemagne, Room of the Fire in the Borgo, 1511 (fresco) by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) (1483-1520); Vatican Museums and Galleries

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Napoleon, France, 1804

Coronation of Napoleon, France, 1804
3784459 Coronation of Napoleon, France, 1804; (add.info.: Coronation of French emperor Napoleon I in Notre Dame, Paris. 2 December 1804 with Pope Pius VII and empress Josephine. N: 1769-1821)

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of Harold as English King, Bayeux Tapestry (wool embroidery on linen)

Coronation of Harold as English King, Bayeux Tapestry (wool embroidery on linen)
XIR160100 Coronation of Harold as English King, Bayeux Tapestry (wool embroidery on linen) by English School, (11th century); Musee de la Tapisserie, Bayeux

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik, 1650-51 (oil on canvas)

The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik, 1650-51 (oil on canvas)
471165 The Triumph of Frederik Hendrik, 1650-51 (oil on canvas) by Jordaens, Jacob (1593-1678); 146.5x157 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Background imageCrowning Collection: Coronation of the Virgin (oil on canvas)

Coronation of the Virgin (oil on canvas)
715378 Coronation of the Virgin (oil on canvas) by Schut, Cornelius I (1597-1655); Church of St. Charles Borromeo, Antwerp, Belgium

Background imageCrowning Collection: Madonna Crowned by Angels (oil on panel)

Madonna Crowned by Angels (oil on panel)
490115 Madonna Crowned by Angels (oil on panel) by Master of the Embroidered Foliage (fl.1495-1500); Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium; © Art in Flanders

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, 1350 (oil on panel)

The Coronation of the Virgin, 1350 (oil on panel)
LAF470815 The Coronation of the Virgin, 1350 (oil on panel) by Puccio di Simone, (14th century); 159.6x69 cm; Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; © Art in Flanders

Background imageCrowning Collection: Christ holding a crown at upper left and the Virgin receiving Saint Anne in Heaven at r... 1650-70

Christ holding a crown at upper left and the Virgin receiving Saint Anne in Heaven at r... 1650-70
Christ holding a crown at upper left and the Virgin receiving Saint Anne in Heaven at right, 1650-70

Background imageCrowning Collection: Plate 2: Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain, being crowned; from Guillielmus Becanus s... 1636

Plate 2: Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain, being crowned; from Guillielmus Becanus s... 1636
Plate 2: Portrait of Philip IV, King of Spain, being crowned; from Guillielmus Becanuss Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi, Hispaniarum Infantis... 1636

Background imageCrowning Collection: Madonna in Glory Crowned by Angels (Schr. 1111c), 15th century. 15th century. Creator: Anon

Madonna in Glory Crowned by Angels (Schr. 1111c), 15th century. 15th century. Creator: Anon
Madonna in Glory Crowned by Angels (Schr. 1111c), 15th century

Background imageCrowning Collection: Placement of the Doctoral Biretta (oil on canvas)

Placement of the Doctoral Biretta (oil on canvas)
354823 Placement of the Doctoral Biretta (oil on canvas) by Martinez Anaya, Antonio (17th century); Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; Index Fototeca

Background imageCrowning Collection: The Coronation of Dom Pedro I (1798-1834) as Emperor of Brazil, 1st December 1822

The Coronation of Dom Pedro I (1798-1834) as Emperor of Brazil, 1st December 1822
IND146585 The Coronation of Dom Pedro I (1798-1834) as Emperor of Brazil, 1st December 1822, engraved by Thierry Freres (engraving) by Debret, Jean Baptiste (1768-1848) (after); Biblioteca Nacional

Background imageCrowning Collection: Allegory of Love Conquering Lust (oil on canvas)

Allegory of Love Conquering Lust (oil on canvas)
1254388 Allegory of Love Conquering Lust (oil on canvas) by Garzi, Luigi (1638-1721); 75.7x62.9 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageCrowning Collection: Allegory of the Battle of Marengo (oil on canvas)

Allegory of the Battle of Marengo (oil on canvas)
XIR176685 Allegory of the Battle of Marengo (oil on canvas) by Callet, Antoine Francois (1741-1823); 98x130 cm; Chateau de Versailles, France



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"Crowning Achievements: A Glimpse into Royal Splendor and Divine Symbolism" Step into the world of regal opulence as we explore the captivating theme of "crowning. " From the majestic Crowns of Britain to momentous coronations, this caption takes you on a journey through history, art, and grandeur. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to her throne amidst great pomp and circumstance. Witness the iconic Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as she is crowned in all her glory. Picture her radiant presence inside the golden State coach during this historic event that captured hearts worldwide. Delve further back in time to Mary, Queen of Heaven, an exquisite oil painting from the late 15th century. Marvel at its intricate details and symbolism that depict divine majesty personified. Edward VIII dons his resplendent Coronation robes, showcasing regality fit for a king. The image exudes elegance and power befitting such a significant occasion. Art transcends boundaries even when it comes to crowning moments. Behold Christ Crowned with Thorns—a poignant portrayal on canvas that evokes deep emotions while reminding us of sacrifice and redemption. Napoleon I's self-coronation as King of Italy in 1805 is immortalized in a captivating photograph from c1900. This glimpse into history showcases Napoleon's ambition alongside his desire for recognition and authority. Transport yourself to another era with a view of the Salle de Bal adorned for Rinaldo and Armida's performance in 1688. The lavishness displayed here mirrors society's fascination with spectacle during coronations throughout time. Bryan de Grineau captures an intimate moment between artistically rendered figures during Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation—an artwork brimming with emotion that encapsulates both tradition and modernity seamlessly merged together. The Coronation ceremony holds immense significance not only for monarchies but also for nations themselves.