The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 5

Date of Original Portrait: 1952
Photographer: Dorothy Wilding
This bas-relief profile of The Queen, wearing the George IV State Diadem and surrounded by Hakea leaves, is used on the Australian 1-pound note that was initially issued in October 1953. The note was designed by the Note Printing Branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (which was Australia's note-issuing authority in 1953), with assistance from the artist Napier Waller and the sculptor Leslie Bowles. The plaster image for the portrait of the Queen was sculptured by Mr Bowles from a photograph by Dorothy Wilding.
Use of this Portrait:
  • Australia -- Nos. 30 and 34

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