Signed portrait of Winston Churchill.1951 Stock Code: 116965
Signed by Winston ChurchillSigned by Winston Churchill in black ink on the mount. Birley painted four highly regarded portraits of Churchill, with this being the first, commissioned for the House of Commons. The pair became close friends - Birley encouraged Churchill's own painting and gave him lessons, and accompanied him on painting jaunts to the South of France. Birley was probably the leading portraitist of his day, and painted "virtually every member of the royal family including Queen Mary and George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip" (ODNB)
Image size: 23 x 19 cm. Mount size: 35.5 x28 cm. Contemporary silver gelatin photograph after an original oil painting by Birley.
Image size: 23 x 19 cm. Mount size: 35.5 x28 cm.
Very good condition. Mount toned with light staining. Discolouration spot left side of photo.
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