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Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

(1897-1977), Prime Minister

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

Sitter in 42 portraits
Conservative Prime Minister between 1955 and 1957, Eden was awarded the Military Cross during World War I, and elected MP for Warwick and Leamington in 1923. He was a highly effective Foreign Secretary during a period of immense international tension. As Prime Minister, Eden's support of Anglo-French intervention in the Suez Crisis of 1956 lost him support.

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Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Edmond Xavier Kapp - NPG 4907

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Edmond Xavier Kapp
lithographic chalk, 1935
NPG 4907

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P869(4)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, 1943
NPG P869(4)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P246

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1945
NPG P246

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(8)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1945
NPG P490(8)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(122)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1949 or before
NPG 4529(122)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(120)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(120)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(121)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(121)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Philippe Halsman - NPG P398

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Philippe Halsman
bromide print, 1955
NPG P398

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by (Arthur) Derek Hill - NPG 5775

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by (Arthur) Derek Hill
oil on canvas, 1974
NPG 5775

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84149

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 17 November 1931
NPG x84149

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84150

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 17 November 1931
NPG x84150

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81171

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 November 1931
NPG x81171

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81172

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 November 1931
NPG x81172

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81173

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 17 November 1931
NPG x81173

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd) - NPG x48542

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 21 October 1933
NPG x48542

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x11652

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Madame Yevonde
bromide print, 1935
NPG x11652

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Harold Tomlin, for  Daily Herald - NPG x36483

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Harold Tomlin, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 22 August 1935
NPG x36483

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Unknown photographer - NPG x76567

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 16 March 1939
NPG x76567

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x8369

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
dry-plate glass negative, June 1941
NPG x8369

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x8370

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, June 1941
NPG x8370

Winston Churchill inspecting the Victory Parade, Berlin, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x194064

Winston Churchill inspecting the Victory Parade, Berlin

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide print, 21 July 1945
NPG x194064

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x163098

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, January 1950
NPG x163098

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Winston Churchill, by International News Photos - NPG x184363

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Winston Churchill

by International News Photos
vintage print, 17 December 1951
NPG x184363

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his cabinet of 1955, by International News Photos - NPG x182304

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his cabinet of 1955

by International News Photos
vintage print, 1955
NPG x182304

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, after Sir David Low - NPG D43345

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

after Sir David Low
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 24 September 1949
NPG D43345

Web image not currently available

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1941
NPG x139

Web image not currently available

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1941
NPG x352

Web image not currently available

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
dry-plate glass negative, June 1941
NPG x8368

Web image not currently available

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1950
NPG x190611

Web image not currently available

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1950
NPG x190612

Web image not currently available

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1950
NPG x190613

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Unidentified Italian official

probably by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage snapshot print, September 1954
NPG x136192

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

(Robert) Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Clarissa Eden (née Spencer-Churchill), Countess of Avon

by Vivienne
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 3 November 1954
NPG x193407

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Winston Churchill giving his 80th birthday speech at Westminster Hall

by Jack Esten, for Reuters
bromide press print, 30 November 1954
NPG x199077

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