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Statue of Winston Churchill, Palace of Westminster

Winston Churchill
American President Barack Obama is given a tour of the Houses of Parliament; the statue of Churchill is visible to the right
Artist Oscar Nemon
Year 1969; unveiled 1970
Type Bronze
Location Members' Lobby, Palace of Westminster, London

The statue of Winston Churchill is a standing bronze statue of statesman and writer Winston Churchill, situated in the Members' Lobby of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, part of the Palace of Westminster complex in Westminster, Central London. Churchill is depicted mid-stride, with his hands on his hips.[1]

Churchill and Nemon first met in Marrakech in 1951, where Nemon sculptured a terracotta bust that Churchill's wife, Lady Clementine Churchill said that it "represents to me my husband as I see him and as I think of him".[1] In 1952, on Churchill's recommendation, Nemon made a bust of him at the request of Elizabeth II for Windsor Castle.[1] Nemon also made a seated bronze sculpture of Churchill for the City of London's Guildhall, which Churchill described as a 'very good likeness' upon its unveiling in 1955.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Oscar Nemon and Churchill". Oscar Nemon and Churchill. Retrieved 24 September 2014.