Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sir Winston Churchill: War Artist

This rare painting by Sir Winston Churchill, titled "Troops Going to the Front,", sold at auction for £461,000 ($711,400) at Sotheby's London in June. Churchill painted "Troops Going to the Front'" in 1927, inspired by a photograph taken by F.J. Mortimer ten years earlier. The canvas shows soldiers waving farewell to their loved ones at Victoria Station in London as they leave to join the war. Churchill himself served on the Western Front in 1916.



  1. A very artistic man, though he never really considered himself an artist

  2. Not bad!

    Darrell Combs USMC (Ret)

  3. Since Churchill took up painting at 40, this was a relatively early work for him. Are there any examples of "war art" by Churchill?