Bronze BUST of Winston Churchill
Number 16 of 150
(10 1/2 inches tall; 14 1/4 inches overall. 10 pounds)
Churchill at Chartwell
A fine likeness of Winston Churchill, handsomely produced, set on a green marble slab atop a wood base with a black label lettered in gold, framing the Churchill rampant lion crest: "The Right Honorable Sir Winston S. Churchill Statesman."The bust was commissioned by Dallas book dealer Richard Hazlett, then-co-director of the International Churchill Society North Texas Chapter, in 1993 in a limited edition of 150, partly as a fund raiser for the Society. The sculptor was Lawrence Ludtke.The bust weighs a very substantial 10 pounds and is 10 1/2 inches tall (14 1/4 inches tall overall, with the base). It is numbered: "16/150," dated "1942," and signed "Ludtke" in the bronze surface. Splendid.
Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).