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

Boris Johnson buys a painting of himself and his family at Chequers – using PayPal

  • Painting of Boris Johnson and his family at Chequers has been bought by the PM
  • Mary Casserley painted the picture in the style of a pre-war railway poster
  • She painted the picture at kitchen table of her former home in Hertfordshire

Amateur artist Mary Casserley painted his official country residence in the style of a pre-war railway poster

A painting of Boris Johnson and his family at Chequers has been snapped up by the PM – using PayPal.

Amateur artist Mary Casserley painted his official country residence in the style of a pre-war railway poster. She then sent him a copy ‘on a whim’ and received a handwritten reply asking if the work was for sale.

Miss 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.’

Steam train enthusiast Miss Casserley, 54, painted the picture at the kitchen table of her former home in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. 

Called Chequers Court, it shows Carrie Symonds having a picnic on the lawn with son Wilfred, with her besuited fiance approaching them with Dilyn the dog.

The PM sent his reply within days and, after silence for a few months, the artist chased up his office and the sale went through two months ago.

Payment was made by Mr Johnson’s long-standing personal assistant, Ann Sindall, via PayPal.


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