The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 18

Date of Original Portrait: 1984
Photographer: Anthony Buckley
Engraver: Henry S. Doubtfire of Thomas De La Rue
This is one of the most informal portraits of Queen Elizabeth to be used on any banknote, and it is also one of the most flattering of the mature monarch. The engraved portrait used on the Canadian banknotes (Nos. 94, 97 and 100 in the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money) was executed by Henry S. Doubtfire of Thomas De La Rue. Adapted from an official portrait by Anthony Buckley in 1984, the engraving shows Queen Elizabeth wearing a dress with a plain neckline and wearing the necklace of three matched strings of pearls, given to her by King George V on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee, on 6 May 1935.
Use of this Portrait:
  • Canada -- Nos. 94, 97 and 100.

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