In 1970, The Royal Fine Arts Commission (members at that time included Henry Moore, O.M., C.H., and John Piper, C.H.) approached nine sculptors to compete for the Parliament Square Winston Churchill Monument commission. Two of these, Ivor Roberts-Jones and Oscar Nemon, were selected to submit revised proposals and by November 1970, the Commission had selected Roberts-Jones as the sculptor. The finished 12 feet high bronze statue was subsequently unveiled in Parliament Square in 1973.
Roberts-Jones' brilliant portrayal of Churchill exudes total confidence: 'facing the Houses of Parliament, their greatest servant in modern times is portrayed as a giant at the height of his powers' (see P. Cannon-Brookes, Ivor Roberts-Jones, London, 1983, p. 57).