State Room at Blenheim Palace, c. 1928
oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches
Reproduction of paintings courtesy of Churchill Heritage Ltd.
Winston Churchill was born in 1874 at the historic Blenheim Palace, one of England’s largest country houses located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. This early painting provides an insider’s view of the palace’s opulent State Room, adorned by the dukes of Marlborough with eighteenth century tapestries and furnishings. All but ignoring the baroque trappings, Churchill focuses our attention on a series of open doors that lead from the dim interior to a distant sunlit window. The result is a particularly intimate and nostalgic perspective of the grand and imposing palace.
More information about the artist can be found in our story Winston Churchill: Painter.