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Chelsea Pensioners: Des Loat, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

© the artist. Photo credit: The Royal Hospital Chelsea

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This portrait forms part of a montage of 46 unframed portraits of Chelsea Pensioners mounted 10 abreast in five rows as a single work. Des was the first In-Pensioner to be appointed Mace Bearer in 2002 when Her Majesty The Queen presented the Royal Hospital with a Gold Ceremonial Mace in lieu of Regimental colours at a parade of all the Royal Bodyguards and Companies for the Golden Jubilee in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    35 x 30 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 2012


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