Winston Churchill is best known for his leadership of Great Britain during WWII, and his historic speeches. Yet, few people realize his brilliance as a painter. Normally, Churchill paintings are not sold in the United States. They are usually reserved for sales in the United Kingdom. This Wednesday, April 23, 2008, a Winston Churchill original will be auctioned at Bonhams in New York City. To date this is the sixth Churchill painting sold in the United States over the past twenty years.
The work of art on block is a 20 by 24 inch, oil on canvas, titled: Sunset over the Atlas Mountains. It was constructed by Winston Churchill in 1935 at Marrakech. It features Churchill’s favorite view of the Atlas Mountains, and was originally in the possession of his daughter, Lady Sarah Audley. Its current estimated value is $600,000. This is a historic moment for the United States, and Bonhams has the pleasure of hosting the event.
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Photo: Artist Winston Churchill. Courtesy of Bonhams.MySpace Art Chat