Saturday, December 01, 2007

November 30, 1943:

FDR at Tehran

The Hoover Institution describes the following painting this way:

On the eve of the Tehran Conference, the Iranian government commissioned a Persian master of miniatures to create three paintings as gifts for FDR, Stalin, and Churchill. The scene depicts the three leaders vanquishing Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini. Each leader was given a painting in which he was personally leading the charge on the white horse. (This is a copy of the one given to Churchill.) The artist has portrayed the Iranian people as distant observers (upper left).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mussolini has already fallen off his horse, you'll notice. This is only appropriate since the Fascist Grand Council and Victor Emmanuel had sacked him back in July, some months before the Tehran Conference. ANK