A Composite Caricature Figure of Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., 1951-55
A Composite Caricature Figure of Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., 1951-55
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A Composite Caricature Figure of Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., 1951-55

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Height: 23cm (9in)

Composite, painted figure of the two-time prime minister sporting the polka dot bow tie favoured in honour of his father Lord Randolph Churchill.

After the General Election of 1951, Churchill again became Prime Minister for the second time. His third government - after the wartime national government and the brief caretaker government of 1945. During this period, he enjoyed something of a revival in his wartime popularity, and various manufacturers, unknown, turned out a range of caricature figures moulded from a composite (plaster) material and hand painted. They appeared in various sizes from three to nine inches tall and usually showed the Great Man wearing his trade mark polka dot bow tie, or black tie, or white tie with orders, decorations and medals. In terms of Churchill’s political stance the period was defined by his efforts to develop the ‘special relationship’ with the United States and align Britain with the ‘Anglosphere‘ of the Commonwealth countries rather than with western allies in continental Europe. Churchill