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Salomon van Abbé

1883 – 1955

Neville Chamberlain, M.P. by Salomon van Abbé

Neville Chamberlain, M.P.  

  Original drypoint.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
S 390 x 278 mm; P & I 305 x 229  mm
Original Salomon van Abbé drypoint.

Very good signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr, from the only edition.

Salomon van Abbé’s fine portrait study of Neville Chamberlain shows the parliamentarian and Prime Minister prior to his downfall. Sadly, Chamberlain will always be remembered for his unfortunate acceptance of Hitler’s sham treaty, known as the Munich Pact, prior to the beginning of the Second World War. The failure of Chamberlain’s ‘peace in our time’ policy forced his resignation in favour of Winston Churchill.

On cream laid paper, with margins. Generally very good original condition.