Graham Sutherland's portrait of Churchill

It is one of the most controversial portraits ever painted. Churchill hated it, and his wife arranged for it to be destroyed. 

In a major article published in the June/July issue of The London Magazine—an eminent but not well-known periodical—Alistair Lexden, writing in association with a former colleague, describes the portrait’s destruction and reveals for the first time how it came to be re-created some years later by a talented amateur painter and naturalised German, Albrecht von Leyden MBE. 

Click below to download and read the full story…

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