This portrait forms part of a montage of 46 unframed portraits of Chelsea Pensioners mounted 10 abreast in five rows as a single work. Des was the first In-Pensioner to be appointed Mace Bearer in 2002 when Her Majesty The Queen presented the Royal Hospital with a Gold Ceremonial Mace in lieu of Regimental colours at a parade of all the Royal Bodyguards and Companies for the Golden Jubilee in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
Where to see this painting?
The Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, Greater London, England, SW3 4SR
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