SIR ANTHONY EDEN, HIS HOME, 1960
THE WATERMARK AND THE SIGNATURE ON THE IMAGE WILL NOT BE PRESENT ON AN ORIGINAL PRINT.
David Steen: “A man without a future. A formerly disgruntled politician forever to be remembered for his handling of the Suez Canal crisis and his decision to bomb Egyptian troops following nationalisation of the Canal. He defended this decision: ‘We are in armed conflict; that is the phrase I have used. There has been no declaration of war’. But the crisis ended ignominiously for Britain and particularly for Eden who faced fierce criticism from home and the United Nations and ultimately became the first Foreign Secretary to resign. This was followed by his resignation as Prime Minister and MP, a sick man.”
Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, KG, MC, PC (12 June 1897 – 14 January 1977) was a British Conservative politician, who was Prime Minister from 1955 to 1957. He was also Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955, including during World War II. He is best known for his outspoken opposition to appeasement in the 1930s, his diplomatic leadership in the 1940s and 1950s, and the failure of his Middle East policy in 1956 that ended his premiership.