Guernica in Manchester in 1939

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The last time Picasso’s Guernica was seen in the UK was in a car showroom in Manchester in early 1939. The image is of a leaflet announcing the Guernica exhibition, distributed by Manchester Foodship for Spain campaign, 1939. With the Republic on the verge of defeat the thousands of pounds raised was sent to Spanish refugees. More on this interesting story here at The Tate’s website.