15 of 156 portraits of Winston Churchill
by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pen and ink and pencil, 1954
8 1/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (210 mm x 165 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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Squared up for transfer to the canvas, this is a late version of the many hand studies. This, the sitter's left hand, had at one stage been intended to hold a cigar, an idea which remained, subliminally, in the finished portrait, and it is likely that Churchill toyed with a cigar during the sittings.