POLTRONA FRAU AND THE PIETER PAUL RUBENS’S MASTERPIECE RECOVERED. THE PAINTING BELONGED TO CHURCHILL IS NOW EXHIBITED IN MATELICA.
June 27, 2015. The exhibition of the artwork of Rubens the "Charity of the Rodolfo Duke " has been inaugurated In the St. Augustine church in Matelica (MC) the mayor of Matelica Alessandro Delpriori, art historian and author of the discovery, got this idea and Poltrona Frau has lent the "1919" armchair coming from its Museum in Tolentino, to symbolically rebuild the situation of Winston Churchill, who kept the painting, admiring it and smoking his proverbial cigar.
In coincidence with this unique event and in addition to the discovery of the painting by the Mayor of Matelica, there are circumstances that links Churchill to the Marche and Poltrona Frau: photos emerged from the Poltrona Frau archive and taken from a book about the 2nd World War in which Churchill is near Senigallia. On August 24, 1944, the day before the attack on the Gothic Line, the statesman sat in a camp on an armchair, almost certainly attributable to Poltrona Frau and smoking his cigar. With Winston Churchill there are the British General Alexander and the Polish General Anders.