Names and faces

Posted: January 12, 2013 at 3:55 a.m.

The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, seems to like her first official portrait, which is lucky for the artist. Many critics don’t. Paul Emsley’s portrait of the duchess shows the 31-year-old royal against a dark background, her lips pursed into a wry smile, with an ethereal light against her face and hair. Her pale complexion brings out the fine lines under the eyes, and the light adds a hint of silver to her rich brown hair.

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Front Section, Pages 2 on 01/12/2013