Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill, by Walter Stoneman, 3pm 1 April 1941 - NPG x6140 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
vintage print, 3pm 1 April 1941
10 7/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (275 mm x 209 mm)
Given by Walter Stoneman, 1942
Photographs Collection
NPG x6140


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  • Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 17857 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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When Walter Stoneman photographed Winston Churchill he was the eighth Prime Minister he had photographed for the National Photographic Record (see article published in Illustrated, 19 April 1941). Another copy of this print was reputedly kept on Stalin's desk in the Kremlin. Sensing the historical significance of the sitting Stoneman recorded not just the date but the hour it was taken.

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  • Rogers, Malcolm, Camera Portraits, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October 1989 - 21 January 1990), p. 239

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