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Winston Leonard Spencer (Lord) Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Lot 9: SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, O.M., R.A. (1874-1965), Tower of the Koutoubia Mosqu


March 1, 2021
London, United Kingdom

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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, O.M., R.A. (1874-1965), Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, signed with initials ‘W.S.C.’ (lower right), oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.), Painted in January 1943.

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Exhibited New York, Daily News Building, 1965, catalogue not traced.
Missouri, Fulton, Churchill Memorial, Summer 1970, catalogue not traced.
London, M. Knoedler & Co., Painting as a Pastime by Sir Winston Churchill, May - June 1977, no. 40.
Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institute, Painting as a Pastime: The Paintings of Winston S. Churchill, September - November 1983, exhibition not numbered.
Atlanta, Millenium Gate Museum, The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting, August 2014 - July 2015.
St. Louis, Washington University, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill, November 2015 - February 2016.


Literature: W.S. Churchill, The Second World War: The Hinge of Fate, Vol. IV, London, 1951, pp. 622-623.
D. Coombs, Churchill: His Paintings, London, 1967, pp. 63, 223, pl. 381.
Exhibition catalogue, Sir Winston Churchill: Exhibition of Paintings, London, Wylma Wayne Fine Art, 1982, p. 15.
E. Sandys, exhibition catalogue, Painting as a Pastime: The Paintings of Winston S. Churchill, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institute, 1983, n.p., exhibiton not numbered, illustrated.
M. Soames, Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter, London, 1990, pp. 8, 133, no. 51, illustrated, as ‘A View of Marrakech, with the Tower of the Katoubia Mosque, January 1943’.
Finest Hour: The Journal of Winston Churchill, no. 148, Autumn 2010, pp. 34-35, illustrated.
D. Coombs and M. Churchill, Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings, Lyme Regis, 2011, pp. 185, 254, no. C 381, fig. 376.
D. Cannadine, Churchill: Artist as Statesman, London, 2018, fig. 25.


Provenance: A gift from the artist to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, and by descent to his son Elliot Roosevelt. Acquired from the above by George W. Woodward, Nebraska, in 1950. Acquired from the above by Norman G. Hickman, New York, in 1964, and by descent. with M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans, 2011. Acquired by the present owner in 2011.



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