1 of 3 portraits of Charles Ginner
by Charles Ginner
pen and ink and watercolour, 1940s
14 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (362 mm x 260 mm) paper size; 12 1/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (308 mm x 205 mm) image size
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Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 169
Events of 1940back to top
Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.