The following portrait painted in 1984 by John Stanton Ward is one of my personal favourite's. Princess Diana is sitting on a gold settee wearing her wedding gown. It was reportedly one of Diana's favourite's, too. It was painted at Kensington Palace and is part of the personal collection by the Prince of Wales. Ward described Diana as "a glorious subject".
In 1986, Diana sat for Richard Foster wearing a long cream gown. Truly beautiful.
In 1987, the hugely talented John Merton painted a triple portrait of Diana. He said: "she is undoubtedly the most beautiful woman I have ever painted".
In 1990, Diana sat for the artist Israel Zohar. In the background of the first photo we see her lady-in-waiting Anne Beckwith Smith. Photographs of the Princess sitting for the portrait depict a happy and radiant Diana.
Diana was painted by Nelson Shanks in 1994. The Princess loved it so much she hung it in her apartment at Kensington Palace. It is now in the possession of her brother Earl Spencer.
Henry Mee painted Diana in 1995. The painting for the red cross shows a sombre looking Diana wearing a sapphire gown and choker.
Diana was due to sit for artist Theo Platt but unfortunately died before this was possible. Theo used photographs to paint the Princess of Wales standing in landscape wearing a black gown. The painting is displayed at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. I thought Theo Platt did a fine job considering Diana was unable to see him. A very poignant painting which captured Diana's effortless and everlasting grace.
Which of Diana's portraits is your favourite?