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King George V in procession with Queen Mary during the 1911…

King George V in procession with Queen Mary during the 1911 Durbar by Fortunino Matania.

Matania was a member of the press and knew that he would not get anywhere near the Imperial couple during their procession. He got his hands on an Army uniform and, in disguise, stood at attention and watched as George and Mary passed by in front of him. Later, he painted this picture entirely from memory.

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