# 36008

GREENBERG, Joe (1923 - 2007)

Australia welcomes : Elizabeth and Philip : March MCMLII

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Gouache on artist’s board, 530 x 400 mm (image); 593 x 477 mm (board), signed lower right, tape marks and foxing to the margins, the upper panel black where the magazine title would have been inserted. Inscribed by Greenberg below the image ‘Woman’s Day cover cancelled at last moment owing to King George VI’s death : note registration marks’.

Elizabeth and Philip were in Kenya in 1952 en route to Australia when they heard news of the death of Elizabeth’s father, King George VI. Elizabeth would return to Australia with Philip in 1954, to this date she remains the only reigning British monarch to visit Australia.