Sir Winston Churchill’s painting expected to fetch at least

November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin  
The work, Marrakech, an oil on canvas showing the Atlas mountains as a backdrop to one of the Moroccan city’s gates, was given to US President Harry Truman by the British Prime Minister.

It is believed to be painted in 1948 and presented to Truman three years later, soon after Churchill was re-elected prime minister. he painting will be auctioned at Sotherby’s in London on December 13.

“Not only does Marrakech have extraordinary provenance, it is also a superb example of Churchill at his very best and it shows a subject which was very dear to his heart,” the Telegraph quoted Frances Christie, a rep of the auction house, as saying.

The painting hung in Truman’s living room until his death in 1972. His daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel, is selling it for financial reasons. (ANI)

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