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IMAGE number
NGA352008
Title
The Diplomats, 1939 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Purves Smith, Peter (1912-49) / Australian
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;
Location
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Medium
huile sur toile
Date
1939 (C20th)
Dimensions
40.5x50.5 cms
Credit
Gift of Lady Casey 1979 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • 1930s thirties
  • airplane
  • biplane
  • car
  • diplomat
  • male
  • men
  • plant
  • politicians
  • skyscrapers
  • suitcases

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