Fit for a Queen

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24-Fit for a Queen.jpg

Fit for a Queen

205.00

Watercolour on 140-lb paper

DIMENSIONS (W X H):

  • Unmatted: 205 mm x 280 mm (8" x 11")
  • Matted: 

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While I painted this is in our backyard on Victoria Day this year, I was remembering how, as a young boy, I learned very early to appreciate the monarchy. Queen Elizabeth looked down from her gilded frame over the teacher's desk throughout all of my school years. Her image hung in my university, as well as the post office, the police station, and even the hockey arena. And while her photo became a symbol of stability and continuity from one changing year to the next, I especially recall being thankful for the monarchy because of this annual day off school. Queen Victoria's birthday cleverly coincided with the very day Canadians acknowledged that the long winter was truly gone and summer vacation was just around the corner. How could we not celebrate?