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Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle; Winston Churchill

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Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle; Winston Churchill, by Cecil Beaton, 13 November 1944 - NPG x40056 - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

© Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle; Winston Churchill

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 13 November 1944
9 3/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (239 mm x 238 mm)
Accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Gallery, 1991
Photographs Collection
NPG x40056


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  • Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), Photographer, designer and writer. Artist associated with 1078 portraits, Sitter associated with 347 portraits.

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In the November following the liberation of Paris, Churchill travelled to France and together with General de Gaulle laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe on the anniversary of the Great War armistice. Cecil Beaton, an official war photographer for the Ministry of Information, photographed them two days later inspecting French troops on the Vosges front in heavy snow. Accepted in lieu from the estate of Eileen Hose, 1991.