Portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales by Nelson Shanks
Painted by Nelson Shanks in 1994, this portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales was completed around the time of her divorce.
It used to hang in the Princess’s home, Kensington Palace. It captures the princess in almost photographic detail and has a wistful, tragic, but undefeated aura.
Diana sat perhaps 50 times for this painting, and it became one of her favourites.
Very few painters managed to capture the sheer life force of Diana in oils. Here, Shanks has pulled this off with huge style