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An original black-and white press photograph of Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965) on the back seat of his car in the company of his wife, Clementine (1885–1977)

Description

Unknown photographer: An original black-and white press photograph of Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965) on the back seat of his car in the company of his wife, Clementine (1885–1977). On the back date of publication and a related press cutting dated March 27, 1964. From this it is evident that the couple are on their way from London to the family's country retreat, the manor house Chartwell in Kent. One of the last photographs of 'the Last Lion'. Photo size 19.5×20 cm. Frame size 33×43 cm.

This would be Churchill's last spring and summer at Chartwell, which he had purchased back in 1922 for 5,000 pound sterling. The place - and the consequent lifestyle - put the family's finances under a significant pressure from the very start, something that did not mitigate before World War II, when a group of wealthy friends and supporters undertook the burden of expense. Thereby the owner of the house could concentrate about winning the war!

Seller informs

This is an original black-and-white photograph from 1964, which shows normal signs of age and handling. Presumably torn off in the left side (not visible when framed). Back slightly yellowed.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

Auction

Art, antiques & collector's items, 23 January 2020

Category

Photos

Estimate

1,500 kr.

Sold

Price realised

2,300 kr.

25 bids

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916431 (Auto bid) 2,300 kr.
248892 2,200 kr.
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931377 2,000 kr.
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826259 1,800 kr.
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826259 1,700 kr.
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826259 1,600 kr.
916431 (Auto bid) 1,550 kr.
826259 1,500 kr.
916431 (Auto bid) 1,450 kr.
833506 1,400 kr.
916431 (Auto bid) 1,350 kr.
833506 1,300 kr.
916431 (Auto bid) 1,250 kr.
833506 1,200 kr.
916431 (Auto bid) 1,150 kr.
833506 1,100 kr.
916431 1,050 kr.
833506 (Auto bid) 1,000 kr.
916431 950 kr.
833506 800 kr.
948488 750 kr.