Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Canvassing Churchill

Art Daily: "Sotheby's To Sell Sir Winston Churchill Work Given to U.S. President Harry S. Truman"

Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the great statesmen of the 20th Century but it is his paintings that have put him in the spotlight over the last year or so.

In July of this year Sotheby’s sold a view of his home, Chartwell Landscape with Sheep, for £1 million – a new auction record for a work by him (by nearly twice the previous record) – while in December last year, a Moroccan scene entitled View of Tinherir that Churchill had gifted to General George C. Marshall, fetched £612,800, again at a Sotheby’s auction.

Now, on Thursday, December 13, 2007, Sotheby’s is delighted to announce that it will be offering Churchill’s Marrakech as a highlight of its forthcoming sale of 20th Century British Art in London. Marrakech is comparable to View of Tinherir but arguably superior in both composition and provenance. >>>

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