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Creative takes on Queen Elizabeth II

With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend - plus a new touring exhibition, The Queen: Art & Image, making its latest stop at the National Portrait Gallery in London - we've rounded-up a few of our favourite bits of Queen-inspired artwork, including a few images that can be seen in person in the Art & Image exhibition.

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  • The Queen in Haribo

    The Queen in Haribo

    Haribo commissioned food sculptor, Paul Baker, to… More details

    The Queen in Haribo

    The Queen in Haribo

    Haribo commissioned food sculptor, Paul Baker, to create a portrait of the Queen using sweets. Over 13,000 individual pieces were used, from Heart Throbs to create the union jack backdrop, and Friendship Rings to capture the detail of Her Majesty’s gown.

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  • The Queen on a Coffee Bean

    The Queen on a Coffee Bean

    To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and their… More details

    The Queen on a Coffee Bean

    The Queen on a Coffee Bean

    To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and their support of The Big Jubilee Lunch, Douwe Egberts collaborated with British Micro-Sculptor, Willard Wigan, to create, what is believed to be, the world's smallest ever portrait of the Queen on a coffee bean. The miniature masterpiece of the Queen's head is so small it is invisible to the naked eye, can only be seen using a magnifying glass, and was created by slowing down the artist's heartbeat to avoid hand tremors.

  • The Queen in miniature

    The Queen in miniature

    Nic Joly spent three days making this miniature… More details

    The Queen in miniature

    The Queen in miniature

    Nic Joly spent three days making this miniature masterpiece of the Queen. The stamp-sized version of Her Majesty is made from clay, wire, thread and paper with the finishing touches applied in paint.

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    Image: Rex Features

  • The Queen in Beer and Spices

    The Queen in Beer and Spices

    Cobra beer commissioned famous beer painter Karen… More details

    The Queen in Beer and Spices

    The Queen in Beer and Spices

    Cobra beer commissioned famous beer painter Karen Eland to create some portraits of the Queen, Kate Middleton and Jessie J using only Cobra Beer and Indian spices.

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  • The Queen on a Building

    The Queen on a Building

    The largest ever picture of the Queen and the… More details

    The Queen on a Building

    The Queen on a Building

    The largest ever picture of the Queen and the Royal family was unveiled at Sea Containers House on the South Bank for the whole of Jubilee month.

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  • The Queen on the Runway

    The Queen on the Runway

    Heathrow unveiled a giant 540 square metre Union… More details

    The Queen on the Runway

    The Queen on the Runway

    Heathrow unveiled a giant 540 square metre Union Jack flag featuring a silhouette of Her Majesty the Queen on its North runway. It was the first time in the airport's history that an image has been painted on the live airfield.

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  • The Queen in Lego

    The Queen in Lego

    A lego mosaic of Queen Elizabeth II made up of… More details

    The Queen in Lego

    The Queen in Lego

    A lego mosaic of Queen Elizabeth II made up of 158,000-bricks went on display at the Hamleys store in Regent Street, London for Jubilee weekend.

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    Image: Rex Features

  • The Queen in Diamonds

    The Queen in Diamonds

    To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, acclaimed… More details

    The Queen in Diamonds

    The Queen in Diamonds

    To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, acclaimed light artist, Chris Levine and luxury goods brand, Asprey, created a new work based on his celebrated portraiture of the Queen. The Queen’s diamond diadem, worn by Her Majesty for the procession to her Coronation in 1953, features within the installation and has been recreated by Asprey from 1000 white brilliant cut diamonds, painstakingly set in platinum by Asprey’s exacting craftsmen and overlaid onto the original, three dimensional image.

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  • The Queen in flowers

    The Queen in flowers

    This modern take on a portrait of the Queen was… More details

    The Queen in flowers

    The Queen in flowers

    This modern take on a portrait of the Queen was made by royalist and famed British artist Louise Dear. A limited edition print of 'Our Young Queen', hand embellished with Swarovski Crystals will also be available to purchase, priced at £995.

    Image: Rex Features

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  • The Queen in Cupcakes

    The Queen in Cupcakes

    Food artist Prudence Staite was commissioned by… More details

    The Queen in Cupcakes

    The Queen in Cupcakes

    Food artist Prudence Staite was commissioned by Leeds-based baking brand Dr. Oetker to create a picture of the Queen to toast HRH's 60-year reign. Made from 2,012 hand-decorated cupcakes, the edible portrait took Prudence over 300 hours to make.

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    Picture credit: Rex Features

  • Coronation Plaque

    Coronation Plaque

    A plaster cast profile of Queen Elizabeth II… More details

    Coronation Plaque

    Coronation Plaque

    A plaster cast profile of Queen Elizabeth II created in 1952 designed by Mr N A Trent of Chelsea to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation.

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  • Portrait by Isobel Peachey

    Portrait by Isobel Peachey

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II commissioned by… More details

    Portrait by Isobel Peachey

    Portrait by Isobel Peachey

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II commissioned by Cunard of Her Majesty on the "Queen Elizabeth" cruise liner created by Isobel Peachey.

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  • Drawing by Francis Marshall

    Drawing by Francis Marshall

    A drawing by Francis Marshall of Princess… More details

    Drawing by Francis Marshall

    Drawing by Francis Marshall

    A drawing by Francis Marshall of Princess Elizabeth's (later Queen Elizabeth II) wedding dress in 1947.

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  • Caricature by Michael Burke

    Caricature by Michael Burke

    A caricature of the Queen and her mother created… More details

    Caricature by Michael Burke

    Caricature by Michael Burke

    A caricature of the Queen and her mother created by Michael Burke in 1995.

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  • Painting by Sir Terence Cuneo

    Painting by Sir Terence Cuneo

    A painting of the Queen by Sir Terence Cuneo. Her… More details

    Painting by Sir Terence Cuneo

    Painting by Sir Terence Cuneo

    A painting of the Queen by Sir Terence Cuneo.

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  • Rolf Harris's Portrait of the Queen

    Rolf Harris's Portrait of t…

    Rolf Harris's portrait of the Queen was described… More details

    Rolf Harris's Portrait of the Queen

    Rolf Harris's Portrait of the Queen

    Rolf Harris's portrait of the Queen was described by the lady herself as "very friendly".

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  • Sir Herbert James Gunn's Portrait

    Sir Herbert James Gunn's Po…

    A portrait of the Queen by Sir Herbert James… More details

    Sir Herbert James Gunn's Portrait

    Sir Herbert James Gunn's Portrait

    A portrait of the Queen by Sir Herbert James Gunn.

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  • Norman Hartnell's Drawing of the Queen's Hat

    Norman Hartnell's Drawing o…

    A drawing by Norman Hartnell of Princess… More details

    Norman Hartnell's Drawing of the Queen's Hat

    Norman Hartnell's Drawing of the Queen's Hat

    A drawing by Norman Hartnell of Princess Elizabeth's (later Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain) going away hat.

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  • The Queen in Chocolate

    The Queen in Chocolate

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth made out of… More details

    The Queen in Chocolate

    The Queen in Chocolate

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth made out of chocolate by painter Sid Chidiac.

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  • Tai-Shan Schierenberg's Painting

    Tai-Shan Schierenberg's Pai…

    A painting of the Queen and and the Duke of… More details

    Tai-Shan Schierenberg's Painting

    Tai-Shan Schierenberg's Painting

    A painting of the Queen and and the Duke of Edinburgh by Tai-Shan Schierenberg.

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  • Rich Simmons' Painting

    Rich Simmons' Painting

    A painting by Prince's Trust Ambassador and… More details

    Rich Simmons' Painting

    Rich Simmons' Painting

    A painting by Prince's Trust Ambassador and street artist Rich Simmons on the external walls of the Opera Gallery.

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  • Portrait by Lucian Freud

    Portrait by Lucian Freud

    A portrait of the Queen created by artist Lucian… More details

    Portrait by Lucian Freud

    Portrait by Lucian Freud

    A portrait of the Queen created by artist Lucian Freud.

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  • Norman Hartnell's Dress Drawing

    Norman Hartnell's Dress Dra…

    A drawing of (then) Princess Elizabeth's wedding… More details

    Norman Hartnell's Dress Drawing

    Norman Hartnell's Dress Drawing

    A drawing of (then) Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown by royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell.

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  • Pavement Drawing

    Pavement Drawing

    Pavement artist Joseph Lee drew this portrait of… More details

    Pavement Drawing

    Pavement Drawing

    Pavement artist Joseph Lee drew this portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in time for her Coronation in Knightsbridge, London.

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  • Painting in Uganda

    Painting in Uganda

    Prince Charles walks past a painting of his… More details

    Painting in Uganda

    Painting in Uganda

    Prince Charles walks past a painting of his mother Queen Elizabeth II at the People's Space at the Africana Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.

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  • The Queen in Jelly Beans

    The Queen in Jelly Beans

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II made out of… More details

    The Queen in Jelly Beans

    The Queen in Jelly Beans

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II made out of 10,000 jelly beans in Fizziwig's sweet shop in Brighton.

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  • The Queen Recylced

    The Queen Recylced

    A portrait of the Queen created using rubbish and… More details

    The Queen Recylced

    The Queen Recylced

    A portrait of the Queen created using rubbish and recycled materials in Devon.

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  • Andy Warhol's Queen

    Andy Warhol's Queen

    A portrait of the Queen by Andy Warhol in… More details

    Andy Warhol's Queen

    Andy Warhol's Queen

    A portrait of the Queen by Andy Warhol in 1985.

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  • The Queen's Head

    The Queen's Head

    Bust of Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa,… More details

    The Queen's Head

    The Queen's Head

    Bust of Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • The Queen in Stained Glass

    The Queen in Stained Glass

    Stained glass window depicting both Queen… More details

    The Queen in Stained Glass

    The Queen in Stained Glass

    Stained glass window depicting both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in Ottawa, Canada.

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    Picture Credit: Rex Features, Getty Images

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