14 of 156 portraits of Winston Churchill
by Graham Vivian Sutherland
21 1/2 in. x 16 3/8 in. (546 mm x 416 mm)
Given by the artist's widow, Mrs Graham Sutherland, 1980
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- Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister. Sitter in 156 portraits.
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- Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980), Painter. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 61 portraits.
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Sutherland had difficulties with the variable nature of his sitter's face, sometimes young and cherubic, sometimes old and tired: "There are so many Churchills, I have to find the real one". Lord Moran, Churchill's doctor, warned him that his sitter was always acting: "try to see him when he has got the grease-paint off his face".