See the most amazing Brexit painting

PUBLISHED: 10:02 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:55 06 November 2018

Never to be unseen

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Reverend Richard Coles treated his Twitter followers to a quite incredible painting of Theresa May riding a lion, apparently discovered in a charity shop in Poole.

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The Saturday Live presenter tweeted the striking image to his 172,000 followers, saying: "This, spotted by someone in a charity shop in Poole apparently, must surely be saved for the nation."

It displays the prime minister on top of the lion apparently leaping through the stars of the EU flag high above Earth, for reasons that are not immediately obvious.

It is unclear whether the painting was actually seen in a charity shop. One local told The New European it "graced the window display of an art gallery/framing shop in Poole old town some six months ago or more".

They added: "It had a price tag of several hundred pounds, so it seems unlikely, though not impossible, to have ended in a charity shop so soon." Poole voted 58%-42% in favour of leaving the EU.

The former Communards man's followers reacted with humour, with Dan Nicholls describing it as "The Lion, The Witch with bad Wardrobe."

While another tweeter, Esther, voiced her concerns about May's stance aboard the lion, saying: "As a side-saddle rider (albeit horses, not lions) there are several points to critique about this stance leading to potential lack of strength & stability in the seat. Bravo, nonetheless, on the artist’s overall rendition."

  • Do you know where this masterpiece can be found? Contact The New European at matt.withers@archant.co.uk

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