l'entente cordiale

L'entente Cordiale (1913). George Ogilvy Reid (Scottish, 1851-1928). Oil on canvas. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

The figures represent the UK and France in their new spirit of cooperation as a result of the signing of The Entente Cordiale, a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 which saw a significant improvement in Anglo-French relations. The French term Entente Cordiale is usually translated as “cordial agreement” or “cordial understanding."