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Collectors’ Medium, ROYAL BLOOD (Queen Giving Birth) Edition 15 Photograph

Natalie Lennard

United Kingdom

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 D in

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‘Royal Blood’ from award-winning fine art series Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard, in Collector's Medium Edition on Hahnemuhle Pearl Rag Paper at 60 x 80cm, limited to 15 +2AP. Artwork comes printed with 2cm border in addition to size stated, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. Every image in Birth Undisturbed is Giclee printed with OEM 70+ year archival inks. The series is shot on world-class 100 megapixel Phase One IQ3 medium format to provide rich impeccable quality with exceptional detail on both screen and print. _____ "When the Queen’s parents suggested she move to a quieter room away from the crowds of well-wishers heard from the front of the Palace, she refused, insisting 'I want my baby to be born in my own room, amongst the things I know.'" Prince Edward was born 10 March 1964 in the Belgian Suite at Buckingham Palace, attended by midwife Helen Rowe and ob-gyn John Harold Peel. The last of Queen Elizabeth II’s children, it was the first to be active and conscious, at a time when “twilight sleep” - knocking out the mother and delivering via forceps - was beginning to phase out. All the Queen’s children were Royal homebirths. Her first birth in 1948 had already marked the end of centuries’ long tradition of Royal observation. With the birth of her fourth and final child, the Queen was said to lay down the terms for how she wanted to deliver, breaking yet another tradition by having her husband present. See Article: "How Natalie Lennard Turned the Queen Giving Birth into a Piece of Art" (Daily Beast March 2019) https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-natalie-lennard-turned-the-queen-giving-birth-into-a-piece-of-art?ref=wrap "British artist re-enacts the Queen's natural labour with Prince Edward in 1964 to highlight how the monarch shattered royal birthing traditions" (Daily Mail March 2018) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5464095/Artist-promotes-home-births-striking-film-Queens-labour.html#ixzz59M8UASd9

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Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:17

Size:31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.1 D in

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'Birth Undisturbed' is an award-winning fictional narrative series by British photographer Natalie Lennard. Travelling through the world and history to depict birth from ancient to modern, and squalid to famous, Natalie Lennard strives to combine the rawness of childbirth and the beauty of narrative photography in a completely unprecedented way, depicting birthing scenes of icons from the Virgin Mary to Calamity Jane and the Queen. Partly inspired by her own experience of motherhood and birth, and by highlighting key figureheads and writers from the realm of essential birth philosophy, Natalie Lennard strives to speak a new artistic language through cinematic and compelling stories. Birth Undisturbed has been featured in the Daily Mail, Yahoo, The Sun, Aesthetica and BJP Portrait of Humanity; and exhibited in London, USA, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos Nigeria. The series has won multiple awards for its images and filmmaking, including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, BJP Portrait of Humanity, ND Awards Fine Art, and Aesthetica Short Film Festival Official Selection 2020.

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