Pannett, Juliet. (4 of 5). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    1991-10-09 and 1992-02-11

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    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Pannett, Juliet, 1911- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Grenier, Janet, (speaker, female)

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    Part 5. 11.2.92 Work undertaken besides portraits; Boxfoldia, Birmingham to do watercolours for catalogue; Oxford (Lucy's) pictures for their centenary; iron foundry. Loves painting operations in hospital theatre, details. Portrait of Victoria Riddle at St George's Hospital, London. Andrew Jarvis, orthopaedic surgeon. Drawing musicians at Maida Vale, Albert Hall, Festival Hall. Arthur Davidson, conductor drove her there. First exhibition at Royal Festival Hall , 1950's musicians. Michael Tippett; Edmund Rubber. After move to Sussex, couldn't get to long distance rehearsals. Private commissions; Sir Patrick Deane, Lord Denning. Did covers for Guardian Law. Became interested in suffragettes, did a series of portraits now at Fawcett Society. Juliet Pannett's (JP) cousin was a suffragette, Phoebe Richards. Painting the Royals. Princess Marina in 1969. Became freeman of City of London. Prince Andrew , then fourteen years old. Then Prince Edward, details. Now both in Queen's sitting room. Chartered Insurance Institute commission to paint Queen, 1987. Discussed dates, clothes etc with Robert Fellowes, Queen's secretary. Helped by son Denis. Formal dress. Details. Four sittings, stayed in hotel. Denis took photos for her to work from. 18 visits to the palace. Queen pleased. Portrait now in Great Hall of Chartered Institute. 1989 busiest year. Painted Master Gunner, Woolwich and his wife. Col. Digby Thompson for Lincoln's Inn. Swiss banker and wife. Not thinking of retiring. Runs two course each year with Denis.

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