In 2022 we celebrate 100 years of our Royal Charter and the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, our Royal Patron with a new artwork commission by artist Anna Rumsby.
The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.
HM Jubilee 2022, Anna Rumsby - Image courtesy of the artist
"I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service."
- on her 21st birthday, in a speech broadcast on the radio from Cape Town, The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) dedicated her life to the service of the Commonwealth
Anna Rumsby (b. 1979, Suffolk) studied Fashion Design at University of Derby (2003) and MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (2014). In 2016 she was awarded a scholarship to study at The Royal Drawing School and has since been teaching on their Young Artists programme alongside supporting SEN adults with art and crafts in Suffolk. Anna has previously been commissioned to produce the 2021 ROSL Christmas card after the overwhelming success of her HM Print, currently loaned to the Reform Club, Pall Mall - on display as a part of their Jubilee exhibition.