Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Marrakesh For Sale

Sir Winston Churchill - Marrakesh (c.1948)Not the town - Who wants that? - but another oil painting by that most successful of amateur artists Sir Winston Churchill: Marrakesh (c.1948) will be up for grabs at Sotheby’s forthcoming sale of 20th Century British Art in London. Provenance for Marrakesh is the bees knees: Churchill gave it to former US President Harry S. Truman in 1951 and it remains in the family. Sotheby’s estimates its value at £300,000 to £500,000. Love that jumbo strolling up the road. I've enlarged it so that you can see how well Sir Winston caught the elephantine plod.


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