A NEW portrait of the Duchess of Kent painted by leading Catholic artist Michael Noakes was unveiled this week in London.
The portrait, which framed is over eight feel tall, was commissioned by the Clothworkers' Company and will hang in the company's hall in the City of London.
It shows the Duchess in a drawing room at Clarence House, although most of the sittings were in Mr Noakes' studios in St John's Wood.
Downside-educated Mr Noakes, whose other subjects have included the Queen, the Prince of Wales, Cardinal Hume and Frank Sinatra, is currently president of the Society of Catholic Artists.
Among projects he is working on at the moment is a portrait of Margaret Thatcher, commissioned during her time in office and as yet unfinished.