Sketch perspective of the decorations for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Whitehall, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA13456
Architect/DesignerCasson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)
Ironside, Christopher (1913-1992)
Ironside, Robin (1912-1965)
Artist/PhotographerCasson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1953
Image Date1953
Library ReferenceSD129/2
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Elizabeth ascended the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952 and was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. The artists and designers Christopher and Robin Ironside designed the huge coat of arms which was the centrepiece of the coronation decorations in Whitehall. Sir Hugh Casson was the consulting architect for the coronation decorations.

Subject tags

coronation decorations, royal ceremonies, visits