Christie's to Sell Churchill's Only Wartime Painting

February 2 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Following on from the ongoing developments regarding the rise of Sir Winston Churchill's prices at auction, Christie's has announced that it will be offering his only wartime painting at auction on 1st March 2021. Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque was completed in January 1943 during the Casablanca Conference. He is believed to have captured the scene for Franklin D. Roosevelt, with whom he had met during this visit. The work, sold from the Jolie Family Collection, will carry an estimate of £1,500,000 - £2,500,000.

Update - I've just spotted from another article that the Jolie Collection mentioned was in fact the one created by the film star Angelina Jolie. Surprising, to say the least!

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