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SIGNED Framed COLOR PRINT of the Legendary Douglas Chandor Churchill Portrait Painting
-Signed and Dated by Winston Churchill-
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Item Number: 14005
This portrait formed a pair with one of Clementine Churchill painted by the celebrated English portraitist Douglas Chandor in 1948. The image was featured on the cover of Time magazine that year and the original painting was purchased by Bernard Baruch for $25,000 and presented by him to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in 1960.
This mounted color print (7 1/ x 9 1/4 inches) is signed and dated in ink: “Winston S. Churchill, 1949” on the mount (10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches overall).
The print is in beautiful condition, delicately tipped onto the mount, which is just a bit darkened with age, else fine. It has been matted in a linen-faced beveled mat and luxuriously framed in gilded Art Noveau style (15 1/2 x 18 inches).
DOUGLAS CHANDOR (1897-1953) enrolled at London’s Slade School of Fine Art after being discharged with wounds towards the close of World War I. His first major commission was of the barrister Sir Edward Marshall-Hall. When the finished work was exhibited at the Royal Academy it attracted numerous further commissions including one to paint the Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor. This portrait drew “half London” to the Grieves Gallery. Chandor’s first exhibition in New York in 1927 led to an invitation to paint President Hoover and his entire cabinet. Together with his earlier British “Society” work, the Presidential commission helped establish Chandor as one of the world’s foremost political portraitists.