As we mourn the passing of our long-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth, an illustration to make the death posted to Twitter by Harrogate illustrator has gone viral.
Illustrator Graeme Bandeira’s crying corgi image captured the mood of many in the nation gathering over 125,00 likes on Twitter and over 13,000 shares.
The BBC reports that Bandeira said: “I had the idea of doing a corgi, as I have a dog of my own and I got a vision in my head”.
“I suppose the nature of my job is that images can go viral. But this simplistic image of a corgi nestling on a royal cushion, if I’m honest I didn’t think it would attract so much attention.
“But it’s sending the message out there that we’re all paying our respects in different ways. It’s very sad.”
It’s known how fond Her Majesty was of her furry friends and she owned more than 30 corgis during her lifetime.
One of the biggest highlights of the jubilee had to be the Queen’s sketch with Paddington Bear in which she revealed what was inside her handbag much to the surprise of the nation, which was captured in an image inspired by the events brilliantly by another Yorkshire artist.
The image which originally celebrated the end of a fantastic weekend celebrating the Queen’s life found new meaning in death. The poignant picture has now captured the nation’s mood twice which is one of the most beautiful things about art.
Feature Image Credit: Graeme Bandeira