‘Art and the Churchill Family’ Exhibition – Blenheim Palace

‘Art and the Churchill Family’ Exhibition

Date: 10th February – 22nd April 2019

Admission: Palace, Park and Gardens or valid Annual Pass

Winston Spencer Churchill, born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, always held a special affection for his birthplace and was a regular visitor to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. A lover of art and talented artist, Churchill spent much time painting the vistas of the Palace, along with inspiring places that he visited during his lifetime.

In 2019, visitors have a unique opportunity to view a collection of Churchill’s original paintings that will be on display in the Long Library. The main works are oil on canvas impressionist inspired landscapes, painted whilst Churchill was on holiday in the South of France and Morocco. Works include: ‘Marrakech’, ‘Coast Scene on the Riviera’ and ‘Boat in Cannes Harbour’.

Images from left to right: Coast Scene on the Riviera; c.1930, oil on canvas and a Church (probably the South of France) c. 1935, oil on canvas