by Graham Vivian Sutherland
pencil and wash, 1954
22 1/2 in. x 17 3/8 in. (570 mm x 440 mm)
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- Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister. Sitter in 212 portraits.
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- Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980), Painter. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 61 portraits.
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This drawing is one of a number of studies for Sutherland's lost presentation portrait of Churchill. The squared-up drawing for the final version is the nearest we can now get to the composition, other than through photographs. Sensitive pencil work around the head, and a rub and wash technique, are typical of the artist's working methods.