Dan Hitchens

From Bayeux to Cartier-Bresson: how artists have brought the coronation crowds to life

The best coronation art has always allowed the people to elbow their way on to centre stage

It’s his coronation and he’ll sleep through it if he wants to: Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ‘Coronation of George VI, Trafalgar Square, London’, 12 May 1937. © Henri-Cartier Bresson Foundation / Magnum Photos

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