I have been collecting Royal Memorabilia for about 35 years – my collection is now huge!
Several times I have attempted to catalogue what I have, but have always run out of time and abandoned the idea. I am now determined to detail what I have for future reference!
One of my favourite items is this very rare triple portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Magnificent rare Princess Diana triple face portrait by John Merton, who died on February 16 aged 97, was one of the most prolific portrait painters of the last century, and enjoyed a reputation for depicting sitters at their best.
This portrait attracted widespread interest when it was shown in 1987,
is undoubtedly the most beautiful woman I have ever painted,” Merton said.
The Princess, wearing a tight-fitting yellow dress, gave the artist five sittings ,
one at Kensington Palace and four more at his studio near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Merton worked on the picture for around 1,000 hours.
The painting was hung in Cardiff City Hall, and in 2005 was temporarily,
and controversially, removed from the wall hours before the Prince of Wales
arrived on an official visit with the Duchess of Cornwall.
Printed on fine German canvas . The print is 24″ X 24″.
The three portraits are in an oval surrounded by what looks like a gold frame.
This poster is scarce. If and when it does appear, it is offered at $800.00 to $1,200.00