Huge coat of arms marking the opening of the processional vista of Whitehall for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, London
|Architect/Designer||Casson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)|
|Ironside, Christopher (1913-1992)|
|Ironside, Robin (1912-1965)|
|Artist/Photographer||Galwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)|
|Library Reference||APT Box 71 - Coronation|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Fantastic architecture ; Coronation decorations|
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.
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