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Boris Johnson buys a painting of himself and family relaxing at Chequers

Picture: Mary Casserley

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has bought a picture of his official country residence Chequers from an amateur artist.

Mary Casserley, 54, painted the scene in the style of a pre-war railway poster at her kitchen table.


She sent a copy to the PM “on a whim” and he replied that he’d like to buy the original.

Ms Casserley said:

“I don’t normally sell originals, but I do some commissions for £425.

“Everyone’s said they hoped I charged him a lot of money and I said ‘no’, I charged him the same price.”

The picture – called Chequers Court – shows Mr Johnson walking the dog Dilyn towards his fiancée Carrie Symonds and their son Wilfred having a picnic on the lawn.

Despite the quick response to Ms Casserley things went “silent”.

She chased up his office and payment was made promptly.








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