“WINSTON AT WORK”

Framed Original Lithograph

1991

By: Edwina Sandys

11 x 14 inches.(Framed: 19 x 23 inches)

Item Number: 205644

$850.00

Description

Perhaps our favorite work by Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, the distinguished artist Edwina Sandys, for its focus on Churchill’s books, as well as his passion for painting. This unnumbered lithograph, derived from her 1991 painting, measures 11 x 14 inches and is titled and signed in pencil by the artist on the lower white border. Matted and handsomely framed (19 x 23 inches overall).

EDWINA SANDYS was born December 1938 at No. 79 Chester Square, London, the second child of Winston and Clementine Churchill’s eldest daughter, Diana, and the politician Duncan Sandys. Following family tradition, she was christened in the crypt of the House of Commons. Her grandfather was the first painter Edwina ever saw at work. “When he was painting, he was totally absorbed,” she has recalled. “I think – well, I know for myself – that painting uses a different part of your brain and your whole being. So it was a great outlet for him, a complete contrast to the affairs of state. One thing that is clear from his paintings is his love of life. He went at it with relish and gusto.”