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Sir Winston Churchil’s Last Painting Could Fetch £80,000 At Auction

Sir Winston Churchil’s Paintings

A rare Winston Churchill painting depicting   his “most special place in the world”, the goldfish pond at his Chartwell home, is expected to fetch £80,000 at auction. It is actually his final work, created shortly before he died in 1965.
This masterpiece has never been exhibited before, and will be offered on Sotheby’s modern and post-war British art sale in London on Nov 21.

Sir Winston Churchil’s Paintings

The painting was given to Sergeant Edmund Murray, his bodyguard, who served Sir Winston for the last 15 years of his life and helped the politician prepare his easel and brushes before he painted. It has remained with Sergeant Murray’s family, who treasured the painting.

Sir Winston Churchil’s Paintings

Churchill was a prolific painter as well as having more words published than Dickens and Shakespeare combined. He ainted about 544 pieces after taking up the hobby in the 1920s, and his art is now selling for significant amounts.

Sir Winston Churchil’s Paintings

Churchill’s auction record was set by a 1932 painting of the same theme, which sold for £1.7 million ($2.7 million) on its estimate of £400,000 to £600,000 ($628,600 to $943,000) at Sotheby’s in London in December 2014. Consigned by the estate of Mary Soames, Churchill’s youngest child, who had died in May of that year, the record-setting work was among 15 of his painting – eight of which currently rank among his top ten sales.

Sir Winston Churchil’s Paintings

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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