Statue of Winston Churchill
Statue on concrete surrounded by small lawn, flowers and screen of trees and shrubs
ArtistWilliam M. McVey
Year1966
TypeBronze
Dimensions210 cm × 110 cm × 180 cm (84 in × 42 in × 72 in)
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°55.189′N 77°03.690′W / 38.919817°N 77.061500°W / 38.919817; -77.061500Coordinates: 38°55.189′N 77°03.690′W / 38.919817°N 77.061500°W / 38.919817; -77.061500
OwnerEnglish Speaking Union

A portrait sculpture of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill by William M. McVey is installed outside the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., United States. It is constructed of cast bronze, in small percentage larger-than-life.[1]

History

It was unveiled by United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk, on 9 April 1966.[2]

A model is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.[3]

Symbolism

Leaning lightly on a walking stick, Churchill holds up his hallmark gesture of the "victory" sign, first widely seen on Victory in Europe Day, 1945.

The statue's plaque notes that one of Churchill's feet is on American soil and one on British Embassy grounds, symbolizing his dual British-American ancestry and his work towards the maintenance of the Anglo-American alliance.

References

  1. ^ "Winston Churchill, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993.
  2. ^ "UK Embassy in the USA - Residence's Churchill statue". Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  3. ^ Winston Churchill model made by William M. McVey, website of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 2013
External video
video icon "Winston Churchill statue", CSPAN