The de Laszlo Collection of Paul Laib Negatives, Witt Library, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London © The de Laszlo Foundation
by Paul Laib
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1940s
Sitterback to top
- Sir James Gunn (1893-1964), Painter. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist of 11 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Paul Laib (1869-1958), Fine Art Photographer. Artist associated with 104 portraits.
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.