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    CHURCHILLS LAST PAINTING AT SOTHEBY’S

    Monday, October 23rd, 2017

    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

    TWO WORKS BY SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AT SOTHEBY’S

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

    The art of Sir Winston Churchill is hot.  His Goldfish Pool at Chartwell sold for £1.7 million last year.  Sotheby’s will offer two works by the wartime leader at the Modern British and Post War art sale in London on November 17.  One of is Venice, the other the South of France.  His  Scuola di San Marco in Venice dates from 1951 when he was 77 and is estimated at £250,000-350,000.  An earlier work, St Jean de Vie between Cannes and Grasse is from the 1930’s and is estimated at  £120,000-180,000.

    Lynn Chadwick’s Stabile with Mobile Element comes to the market for the first time. Off the radar for over 60 years and previously only known through the artist’s original sketch it is being sold by the family of its one and only owner, who acquired it in 1954, just two years after it was made.  It is estimated at £400,000-600,000.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for October 14, 2014).

    Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., F.R.S., HON. R.A. ST JEAN DE VIE BETWEEN CANNES AND GRASSE

    Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., F.R.S., HON. R.A.
    ST JEAN DE VIE BETWEEN CANNES AND GRASSE

    Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., F.R.S., HON. R.A. THE SCUOLA DI SAN MARCO IN VENICE

    Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., F.R.S., HON. R.A.
    THE SCUOLA DI SAN MARCO IN VENICE

    Lynn Chadwick, R.A. STABILE WITH MOBILE ELEMENT

    Lynn Chadwick, R.A.
    STABILE WITH MOBILE ELEMENT