Statue of Winston Churchill (Washington, D.C.) facts for kids
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|Artist||William M. McVey|
|Dimensions||210 cm × 110 cm × 180 cm (84 in × 42 in × 72 in)|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Owner||English Speaking Union|
A portrait sculpture of 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.
A model is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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.
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