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Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill, by Graham Vivian Sutherland, 1954 - NPG 5334 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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
Primary Collection
NPG 5334

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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.

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