ARTIST Michael Hanrahan made a royal visit to London this week to deliver a painting to the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The Clare native presented Horse Drawn Carriage at the palace on Monday, October 6, the artwork selected by the Queen from three pieces the artist completed following the State Visit.
The painting depicts the carriage procession at Windsor on day one of the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain in April. The carriage is the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, also called the Australian State Carriage, which was used to bring the British monarch and the Irish President to Windsor Castle.
“I completed three paintings following the State Visit and was delighted when the Queen chose one to hang in the Royal collection,” Mr Hanrahan told The Irish Post while in London this week.
“This painting seems to have really captured the imagination of people since the news that it would be going to the Queen has spread,” he added.
The artist is now considering creating limited edition prints of the royal painting for art fans who wish you own a piece of State Visit history.
For further information or for those interested in the prints contact [email protected]