by Paul Drury
pen and ink, 1944
9 3/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (238 mm x 231 mm)
Given by the sitter's sons, Paul and Oliver Drury, 1981
Sitterback to top
- Alfred Drury (1856-1944), Sculptor. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist or producer of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Paul Drury (1903-1987), Artist and teacher of art. Artist or producer of 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 187
Events of 1944back to top
Current affairsLondon is hit by the V1 Flying Bomb. This weapon, developed by the German Luftwaffe and colloquially known as the 'Buzz Bomb', or 'Doodlebug', was the first guided missile and was used for attacks on targets in England and Belgium.
Art and scienceLaurence Olivier's epic film version of Henry V is released. Olivier directed and starred in the film, which was partly funded by the British government in recognition of its morale-boosting patriotic appeal. The cast included service men as Henry's army.
InternationalFrance is liberated from German-occupation following the Battle for Normandy. Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of occupied-France led by Field Marshall Montgomery, was the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million soldiers crossing the channel from England to France. Troops landed on the 6th June (D-Day), and Paris was liberated in late August.
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