Lot 309: Iconic matte-finish 10.25 x 13.5 portrait of Churchill in his full Order of the Garter robes, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "Winston S. Churchill, 1953." Affixed to a slightly larger mount. Light scattered soiling, a bit of silvering to dark areas of the image, slight fading to signature, and a darker spot near the top inherent to the image, otherwise fine condition. Consignor notes that this photo comes from the personal collection of famed fashion photographer Toni Frissell, who captured this portrait of the prime minister on June 2, 1953, the day of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The classic image was later featured in a 1965 issue of Vogue. Oversized Churchill portraits of this quality are rarely encountered.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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