Oil on canvas
85 x 112 cm
Aka: Freedom of the City of Westminster Given to Winston Churchill [Art UK]; Mr Churchill becomes the first Freeman of the City of Westminster, 7th May, 1946 [RA]; Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Westminster to The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, O.M., C.H., M.P. [Bradford]; Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Westminster to the Rt Hon Winston Churchill, 1946 [ RE sales diary]England London Westminster City of Westminster bald chain of office coat of arms cushion dog collar ermine figures fringe hall hats heads lights mace mayor men panelling podium public collection robes steps tables traditions festivities gatherings uniforms vicar wig women woman female
4th November 1946: “Started work on the Churchill painting for Westminster. I think there is a lot to be learned from it. To get the glow of the soft artificial light will be an interesting problem.” 28th March 1947: Finished Churchill picture (33x44) “Very far from satisfied with it. Improvements would be wings sprouting from the little reporter on the right, turning him into the Recording Angel! And a few skeletons and skulls and other paraphernalia about.”
by the City of Westminster
City of Westminster, London
Accession number P032
"Summer Exhibition 1947" - Royal Academy of Arts, London
"RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF OIL PAINTINGS by RICHARD EURICH, A.R.A." - City of Bradford Art Gallery, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
Cat 4; lent by the Corporation of Westminster
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