January 2015

A personal gift from Winston Churchill

In a recent article in The Telegraph, it was mentioned that a Winston Churchill painting hangs in the office of the Australian Prime Minister. This was a surprise to me as I hadn’t heard any mention of this previously. So was curious to find out more detail on how the painting–if there really was such a painting–came to be displayed in the office of the PM.

I checked with a few Churchill experts and a Churchillian from Texas kindly informed me know that there is quite lengthy description of the painting and it’s provenance in John Ramsden’s book, Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and His Legend Since 1945 where he recounts how Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies came to acquire the Churchill painting.

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