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    Sir Winston Churchill – The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell

    The Goldfish Pond at Chartwell, 1962, the last work to be painted by Sir Winston Churchill, comes up at Sotheby’s in London on November 21. Gifted to the  artists’ bodyguard Sgt. Edmund Murray, who served with Churchill from 1950 to his death in 1965, it has never been  exhibited.

    The work depicts the goldfish pool in the garden of Churchill and his wife Clementine’s home at Chartwell – the place most closely linked to his development as a painter. They bought the house in 1922 following an unexpected in heritance from a distant cousin.  Unlike many of the landscapes of Chartwell this painting is unusual in zooming right into the water. The work will be offered with an estimate of £50,000-80,000, as part of Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art Evening Sale in London.

    UPDATE:  This sold for £347,000

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