Fine Art Commissions is proud to announce the unveiling of a new portrait of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, by Jamie Coreth.
Commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire, this is the first official portrait of the royal couple.
Members of the public will be able to view the portrait at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum for an initial period of three years, after which the artwork will be exhibited in other community spaces and galleries around Cambridgeshire.
The painting will also be loaned to the National Portrait Gallery, London, for a short time in 2023 to mark the Gallery’s reopening. This is a gallery where Jamie Coreth has exhibited three times, having had works in the BP Portrait Award in 2016, 2018 and 2020, when his Portrait of Fatima won the Visitors’ Choice with over 1,000 votes.
Of the painting and the process, Jamie Coreth has said:
“It has been the most extraordinary privilege of my life to be chosen to paint this picture. I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified. As it is the first portrait to depict them together, and specifically during their time as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I wanted the image to evoke a feeling of balance between their public and private lives. The piece was commissioned as a gift for the people of Cambridgeshire, and I hope they will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating it.”