Details
IMAGE number
NGA352008
Title
The Diplomats, 1939 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Purves Smith, Peter (1912-49) / Australian
Location
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1939 AD (C20th AD)
Dimensions
40.5x50.5 cms
Description
loosely based on a newspaper photograph of Neville Chamberlain with the British Foreigh Secretary and the French Prime Minister; looming buildings create a sense of foreboding; the artist was living in Paris in 1938 and was intensely aware of the rise of Nazism in Germany and the impending threat of war;
Photo credit
Photo: © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra / Gift of Lady Casey 1979 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ diplomat / men / skyscrapers / car / 1930s thirties / plant / airplane / male / politicians / suitcases / biplane / Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3889 × 3103 px 329 × 263 mm 8 MB
Medium 1024 × 817 px 87 × 69 mm 1 MB
Small 600 × 479 px 51 × 41 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
Permissions
PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE

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