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Winner: Archibald Prize 1954

Ivor Hele Rt Hon RG Menzies, PC, CH, QC, MP

oil on board

100 x 80 cm

This is the second of two portraits Ivor Hele painted of Robert Gordon Menzies, the longest-serving prime minister of Australia. It is now in the collection of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. The first and larger portrait is now in the collection of Parliament House, Canberra.

The winning portrait had been commissioned by Federal Cabinet and presented to Menzies the previous April.