Statue of Winston Churchill, Palace of Westminster

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]

Winston Churchill
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ArtistOscar Nemon
Year1969; unveiled 1970
TypeBronze
LocationMembers' Lobby, Palace of Westminster, London

Churchill and Nemon first met in Marrakech in 1951, where Nemon sculpted a terracotta bust that Churchill's wife, Lady Clementine Churchill said "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. Oscarnemon.org.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2014.

Coordinates: 51°29′58.7″N 0°07′29.0″W / 51.499639°N 0.124722°W / 51.499639; -0.124722