Churchill’s ‘most important’ painting sells for pound sterling7 mn

LONDON – A painting of Marrakesh by Britain’s famed wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, owned by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, smashed expectations to sell for pound sterling7 million ($9.75 million) at auction in London on Monday. Churchill, a keen artist, took inspiration from the Moroccan city and painted “The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” oil work during a World War II visit in 1943. He gave the finished article to fellow wartime leader, US president Franklin Roosevelt. Auction house Christie’s called it “Churchill’s most important work”. “Aside from its distinguished provenance, i…

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