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Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

Past display archive
27 October 2015 - 5 June 2016

Room 31: case display

Free

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, this display gives a broad picture of Churchill’s many roles through works from the Photographs Collection. The steadfast wartime leader is shown in iconic portraits and morale-boosting ephemera, while press prints, tear sheets and snapshots show him as a correspondent, soldier, painter, writer, friend and family man.

Alongside studio portraits which became emblematic of Churchill’s bulldog-like persistence, the display features photographs of a Churchill as a young man and informal portraits at home with his family. An album of personal snapshots of Clementine and Winston Churchill’s voyage with Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne in 1934, during Churchill’s ‘wilderness years’, will be displayed for the first time.

Winston Churchill
by George Charles Beresford
1903
NPG x6471

Winston Churchill
by Cecil Beaton
1940
NPG x40055


See also
First World War Centenary at the National Portrait Gallery, 2014 - 2018
Photographs Collection: display
All the catalogued portraits of Churchill in the Collection
Churchill family tree


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