Baby Yoda gets official portrait at National Portrait Gallery

Worth a thousand words, this picture is.

A portrait of Baby Yoda will have a new home in one of the UK’s most prestigious art galleries as the second season of “The Mandalorian” prepares to air on Disney Plus, Variety reports.

Entitled “The Mandalorian and the Child,” the 3-by-2-foot oil painting depicts Baby Yoda and her Mandalorian Protector, who is played in the show by Pedro Pascal.

The work was commissioned as part of a joint project between Disney Plus and the UK National Portrait Gallery.

“This is truly the way to mark the arrival of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’. We are honored to unveil this portrait in conjunction with the prestigious National Portrait Gallery,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, Senior Vice President from Disney Plus.

“The series and the characters created by Jon Favreau have been adopted by fans across the UK who can now come closer to inspect them on canvas before airing the new episodes.”

Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian are the last of many Star Wars alumni to have their portraits hung in the iconic UK gallery. Others include Sir Alec Guinness, Thandie Newton, Felicity Jones, Ben Morris, Riz Ahmed and Gareth Edwards.

“There is no doubt that ‘Star Wars’ is a cultural phenomenon which has had a huge impact on popular culture and involved a wide range of talent from across the UK film industry,” said Ros Lawler, director of the operation of the National Portrait Gallery. noted.

The artwork will be unveiled on October 30, the date that coincides with the release of season 2 of “The Mandalorian”.

Julia P. Cluff