A new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge has been released.
The royal couple had the opportunity to see a painting by award-winning British portraitist Jamie Koas, which was unveiled Thursday at the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge.
After seeing the painting, William said, “It’s pretty big.”
He told Koas that it was “amazing.”
This is the couple’s first official joint portrait and includes the use of hexagonal architectural motifs found in buildings throughout Cambridge.
During the visit, William and Kate met with project supporter Koas and Mrs. Civil Marshall, the wife of the late Sir Michael Marshall, who first proposed the idea for portraiture.
Coreth is described on his website as “focusing on his sitter character and evoking their presence in his work” and “one of Britain’s leading portrait painters.”
He hoped that “the most special privilege of my life was chosen to paint this painting” and that the portrait “evokes a sense of balance between their public and private life.” Said he was there.
“I wanted to show their Highness in a way that they look relaxed, friendly, elegant and dignified,” he said.
The general public can see portraits at the Fitzwilliam Museum for the first three years.
The artwork will then be exhibited in other community spaces and galleries around Cambridgeshire.
During the exhibition, it will be used as a means of inviting children and adolescents of all backgrounds throughout the county to be interested in all forms of art.
Both the Duchess and the Duchess studied art history at the University of St Andrews, but William later switched to geography.
In a Big Issue Q & A session released this week to commemorate his 40th birthday, he said:
“I had to give up.
“I kept sleeping in the lecture. It’s terrible.
“We did a lot of renaissance. It was great.
“But when we entered contemporary art, I started to get a little drowsy.”
The painting will also be rented to the National Portrait Gallery for a short time in 2023 to commemorate the reopening of the gallery.
It was commissioned last year by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire.