Caption from the January 7, 1946, issue of LIFE. «Churchill stands in his studio at [his home] Chartwell, Kent,
dressed in his RAF-blue siren suit, and peers over his spectacles at the camera while retouching one of his old landscapes.»
Winston Churchill smokes a cigar at his Kentish home, Chartwell, in 1947
Caption from a March 1947 issue of LIFE. «Mr. Churchill at work on his memoirs.» In the same issue, LIFE gave advance notice to its readers that, in 1948, the magazine would serialize Churchill’s war memoirs
Caption from the Feb. 17, 1949, issue of LIFE. «The painting shapes up rapidly as Mr. Churchill obeys his own injunction to amateur painters: ‘Audacity is the only ticket.’ His painting costume includes a smock to protect his clothes and a 10 gallon Stetson, which he got years ago in California, to shield his head from the sun.»
Not originally published in LIFE. Winston Churchill at his easel painting en plein air and smoking a cigar near Aix-en-Provence, France.
Not published in LIFE. Winston Churchill and his dog, Rufus, at Chartwell in 1947
Not published in LIFE. Winston Churchill and a four-month-old thoroughbred filly (officially unnamed, but called «Darling» by Churchill), Chartwell, Kent, 1950
Not published in LIFE. Winston Churchill and his dog, Rufus, at Chartwell in 1950.
Not published in LIFE. Winston Churchill and black swans — a gift from the people of West Australia — at Chartwell in 1950.
Published in TIME in August 1949: Winston Churchill seated in his study at Chartwell, Kent, in 1949.