This year marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years as monarch of Great Britain and the Commonwealth realms. Yousuf Karsh photographed Her Majesty five times between 1943 and 1987, including the three powerful portraits on view—capturing her first as a warm, spontaneous princess and then later as the elegant queen she became.

Lent by Mrs. Yousuf Karsh, in memory of her husband.

Above: Yousuf Karsh, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince Philip,” 1966. Photograph, gelatin silver print. © Estate of Yousuf Karsh.