The Last of the Tide : Portraits of the D-Day Veterans

Paul Benney is proud to have contributed to the exhibition ‘Last of the Tide’, a collection of 12 portraits of selected D-Day veterans by 12 different portraits. Benney’s portrait of former captain of the 1st Battalion and Anti-Tank Commander Brian Stewart is one of the twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of the extraordinary men that played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. All twelve of the veterans chosen for the commissions served in regiments with which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a formal affiliation. Thank you to the Royal Collection Trust and the generous patrons for their vision and commitment in celebrating these distinguished veterans.

The Portraits comprising the ‘Last of the Tide’ exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery will remain in situ until the beginning of November.  [Please note that the room in which the portraits are displayed may be closed on certain days. ] In January 2016 the exhibition will travel to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where the portraits will on display until April, 2016.

 

More details can be found at the links below:

Last of the Tide : Portraits of the D-Day Veterans

The Guardian Review

Holyroodhouse

Royal Collection Opening June 5 2015