by Roger Hilton
pencil, circa 1940
10 5/8 in. x 8 in. (269 mm x 204 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Roger Hilton (1911-1975), Painter. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist or producer of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Roger Hilton (1911-1975), Painter. Artist or producer of 2 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 303
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.