British photographic artist Ripley has created twelve large-scale portraits of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
The imagery features soldiers from The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals mounted on their horses and posed on buildings throughout London, overlooking the capital from Trafalgar Square to Canary Wharf.
A boxed set of the twelve portraits was the official Coronation present from the Household Cavalry to His Majesty King Charles III. This was presented by Ripley and senior officers from the Household Cavalry to King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on 15 June 2023.
Ripley works with high-resolution digital composite photography to create large-scale portraits. His primary focus is working with Thoroughbred Racehorses, creating a feel of the equine master painters but using modern methods to create works of incredible detail and clarity.
Notable works include the portrait of ‘Estimate’, which Ripley created for Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. ‘Estimate’ was owned by the late Queen and won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.
Ripley supports The Household Cavalry Foundation, whose “Duty of Care” includes operational casualties, veterans, serving soldiers and their dependents, and the Cavalry’s four centuries’ heritage and the welfare of their horses. A percentage of profits raised through sales of these portraits go to this worthy cause.
The exhibition is in the Great Hall at Blenheim Palace.
Palace, Park and Gardens day ticket, Annual Pass or Privilege Pass.
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