- Starts: 01/06/2019 9:00 am
- Ends: 01/09/2019 5:00 pm
Twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of those who played a role in D-Day.
This exhibition, from the Royal Collection, features twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of the remarkable men who played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Few servicemen from D-Day remain though their legacy has been captured in the portraits on display here.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Paul Benney, Clara Drummond, Catherine Goodman, Eileen Hogan, Peter Kuhfeld, James Lloyd, Ishbel Myerscough, Carl Randall, Antony Williams, Stuart Pearson Wright, Jonathan Yeo and, Martin Yeoman. All are previous students from the Royal Drawing School, one of the Prince’s charities.
Also on display is work by local portrait artist Karl Rudziak (including his portrait of local veteran John Jenkins, on loan from Portsmouth FC), Veteran portrait photographs by contemporary photographer Stuart Wood, and objects & archive material from the museum’s permanent collection.
The catalogue Last of the Tide accompanies the exhibition and is on sale at both Portsmouth Museum and D-Day Story.
The exhibition is presented at Portsmouth Museum from the 1st of June 2019 until the 1st of September 2019. The event is free of charge.
Portsmouth will be the focal point of the UK commemorations for D-Day 75. There will be a host of events taking place from 5 to 9 June, including the UK’s national event on 5 June.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.