Details
IMAGE number
IWM5859
Title
Peace Conference at the Quai d'Orsay, 1919 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Orpen, William (1878-1931) / Irish
Location
Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1919 (C20th)
Dimensions
124.4x101.9 cms
Description
Allied negotiations to establish peace terms opened on January 18th 1919 at the French Foreign Ministry with 70 delegates from 27 countries, dominated by Woodrow Wilson (USA), Clemenceau (France) and Lloyd George (Britain). Russia wasn't included as the allies didn't recognise the Bolshevik goverment. Quarrels over the extent of Germany's punishment meant the defeated central powers were not invited until the end of April - they reluctantly signed the Treaty at Versailles on June 28th. Wilson proposed the League of Nations as part of his 14 point plan for peace in Europe but Republicans in Congress voted against it and the United States never became a member.
Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
interior / armistice / bonar law / diplomacy / reparation / allies / european / diplomats / meeting / council of ten / discussion / french / terms / big four / prime minister / italy / delegates / great war / britain / british / woodrow wilson / negotiations / american / germany / america / discussing / peace conference / politics / delegation / treaty / league of nations / president / united states / first world war / europe / negotiate / Hall of Clocks / clemenceau / paris / 1919 / lloyd george / balfour / france / USA / World War I / Treaty Of Versailles / allied / Salle de l’Horloge / international / Painting / Mzpainting
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 4738 × 5779 px 401 × 489 mm 17 MB
Medium 840 × 1024 px 71 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 492 × 600 px 42 × 51 mm 1 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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