You may remember our Two Rivers event in December, featuring two distinguished art historians. One of them, Christopher Lloyd CVO, is returning to share with us his personal memories of the late Queen. A distinguished curator and author, he was surveyor of the Queen’s pictures from 1988 to 2005. Previous holders of this post, which goes back to 1625, include Sir Kenneth Clark and Anthony Blunt. Christopher was responsible for the care and maintenance of the pictures owned by the Queen in her official capacity (not her own stuff). That’s some 7,000 pictures and 3,000 miniatures.
Christopher Lloyd’s duties also included helping the Queen choose artists to paint official portraits of the newly ennobled. So he has lots of stories to tell about his close association with the Queen, and seems pretty relaxed about being candid.
Looking after the Queen’s pictures will be at The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft at 3pm on Sunday 22 October.