Stunning Life Size Bronze Winston Churchill on a Garden Bench
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This life size bespoke bronze statue of Winston Churchill sitting on an outdoor bench is a truly remarkable piece of sculpture.
Britain’s great hero is depicted sitting comfortably with a cigar held between the two first fingers of his left hand making his famous ‘V’ for Victory sign. With the hat he wore when painting his pictures outside casually resting on his knee, this bronze statue of Winston Churchill is the very epitome of Britishness. There is even enough room to sit beside him on the bench and sneak a casual selfie.
This arresting piece is sure to capture attention wherever it is placed, be that in your garden or some public space. The attention to detail and workmanship is breathtaking and it has a unique quality all of its own. Weighing in around a third of a ton this is a major work of art.
Winston Churchill is usually voted Britain’s ‘Greatest Briton’ coming the top of most polls on the subject such as the one taken by the BBC in 2002. He was born in 1874 to an aristocratic family and having served time in the Royal Cavalry, he was elected as a Conservative MP in 1900. He defected to the Liberal Party and became First Lord of the Admiralty in the Liberal Government and received heavy criticism for the disaster at Gallipoli which he created. He resigned and went back to fighting himself.
In the interwar years he ‘crossed the floor’ and returned to the Conservative Party becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924. He lost his seat in 1929 and spent the next 11 years out of office writing and making speeches. He was alone in his opposition to Indian Independence but was proven correct in his strong warnings against the Appeasement of Nazi Germany when the second world war broke out in 1939.
When the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned in 1940, Churchill was voted in to succeed him as Prime Minister of an all-party coalition government.His firm leadership and rousing speeches did much to stimulate British morale during periods of great hardship. Whilst he lost office again in 1945 with the election of a Labour government who instituted a Welfare State, he was re-elected in 1951 but his age and health was against him and he often had to conduct government business from his bed. He resigned in 1955 and died ten years later. A complex and sometimes difficult man, he had bouts of depression which he called his ‘black dog’, he was a larger than life character who still attracts great devotion. This bronze statue of Winston Churchill will create a great statement wherever you choose to place it.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 145 x Width 174 x Depth 111
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 feet, 9 inches x Width 5 feet, 8 inches x Depth 3 feet, 8 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
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