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Images Dated 1st November 2011

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Choose from 55 pictures in our Images Dated 1st November 2011 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Mary Evans Prints Online.

Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN Featured 1 Nov 2011 Print

Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth (born 1926), by Pietro Annigoni 1953.
Pietro Annigoni (7 June 1910 to 28 October 1988) was an Italian portrait and fresco painter, who became world famous after painting Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.
His work bore the influence of Italian Renaissance portraiture, and was in contrast to the modernist and post-modernist artistic styles that dominated the middle and late twentieth century. He was known for his romantic portrayal of the young Queen Elizabeth II in 1956, as well as for his portraits of Pope John XXIII, US Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, the Shah and Empress of Iran, Princess Margaret and several other members of the British royal family.
Pietro Annigoni was chosen by TIME magazine to paint President of the United States John F. Kennedy for the (January 5) 1962 Person of the Year cover. The result was perhaps his worst portrait as Kennedy would not sit still and Annigoni had no time or inclination to satisfy Time magazine. Other TIME magazine covers that featured portraits by Annigoni were the issues of October 5, 1962 (Pope John XXIII), November 1, 1963 (Ludwig Erhard), and April 12, 1968 (Lyndon B. Johnson).
Other subjects around the world that Annigoni painted include HRH Prince Phillip and several other members of the House of Windsor as well as the shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo, Florentine author Luigi Ugolini, ballet legend Dame Margot Fonteyn, British actress Julie Andrews, Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, American actress and poet Vanna Bonta as a girl, and the Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. An outspoken artist who did not refrain from iconoclasm toward his perception of passing or superficial social trends, Annigoni wrote essays challenging modern art that disregarded the basic ability to draw. He alienated critics, who claimed his art was too representational, discounting the unique dramatic signature the artist brought to Renaissance tradition

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LCC-MFB Battersea Bridge river fire station, SW8 Featured 1 Nov 2011 Print

LCC-MFB Battersea Bridge river fire station, SW8

Built by the London County Council, Battersea Bridge river station was located by Battersea Bridge on the River Thames. It was one of four Metropolitan Fire Brigade river stations and, from 1904, the London Fire Brigade. Fireboat Gamma II was stationed there, followed by its replacement Gamma III until its closure. Although no land fire engines were stationed at Battersea, as can be seen the station maintained a wheeled escape, and a hose cart was also kept. It remained open until 1937

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

LCC-LFB Vauxhall fire station, Lambeth SE1 Featured 1 Nov 2011 Print

LCC-LFB Vauxhall fire station, Lambeth SE1

Vauxhall fire station was built by the London County Council in the last year of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, before the name was changed to the London Fire Brigade. The station was located on the Albert Embankment. It was considered by some to be an unlucky fire station. Shortly after opening, a fireman, his wife and child were gassed to death in their flat above the station. In 1918 four firemen from Vauxhall were killed at a fire on the Albert Embankment which took seven firemen's lives. The station was closed in 1937 with the opening of the new Fire Brigade headquarters, also built on the Albert Embankment. The station was demolished in the early 1970s

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library