CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Wartime photograph of Churchill, signed and dated on the mount "Winston S. Churchill/ Feb.y 1942", February 1942
Lot 200
CHURCHILL (WINSTON)
Wartime photograph of Churchill, signed and dated on the mount "Winston S. Churchill/ Feb.y 1942", February 1942
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 2,474) inc. premium

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CHURCHILL (WINSTON) Wartime photograph of Churchill, signed and dated on the mount "Winston S. Churchill/ Feb.y 1942", February 1942
CHURCHILL (WINSTON)
Wartime photograph of Churchill, signed and dated on the mount "Winston S. Churchill/ Feb.y 1942", showing Churchill half length, with a cigar in his right hand, with 'Cecil Beaton/ Photograph' studio stamp on reverse, and pencilled serial number 3565-5-01, silver gelatin print, one or two minor spots and a minor crease in image, light time-staining at edges and around the signature where exposed by mounting, nevertheless a strong and attractive image, size of image 253 x 228mm., overall 386 x 282mm., February 1942

Footnotes

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL THE WARTIME PRIME MINISTER PHOTOGRAPHED BY CECIL BEATON - this famous image was taken by Beaton while serving as Official Photographer, Home Front, for the Ministry of Information and shows Churchill at his seat in the Cabinet Room at No.10 Downing Street. It was taken on 20 November 1940, at the height of the Blitz; and was signed in February 1942, the month that saw the fall of Singapore.

    Ranked by the ODNB, along with the photograph by Karsh of Ottawa, as 'the most memorable' portrait 'of Churchill in the Second World War', originals of this image are uncommon, only two being listed as sold at auction by ABPC.
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