In an essay by Sir Winston Churchill published in Strand magazine in December 1921, Moat Breccle first mentioned painting as a pastime. Painting became Churchill’s lifelong hobby; he later admitted that it revived his spirit of writing and became an antidote to his frequent bouts of depression. Churchill kept the painting for 40 years before in 1961 he gave it to his friend.
Churchill kept the painting for 40 years before transferring it to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis four years before his death in 1961, according to Phillips vice president Jean-Paul Engelen and A. F.P. Winston Churchill kept the painting for 40 years and made it available in 1961 – four years before he died to his friend, Vice-Chairman of Phillips, Jean-Paul Engelen. Onassis was so proud of his painting that he hung it as a work of art woven together by one of the greatest statesmen of the twentieth century, an icon for the Jet Set and for the superyachts of the world, a place of honor which was denied them by the works of Vermeer, Gauguin, Le Greco, and Pissarro.
After decades of storage, a painting of Winston Churchill is auctioned by Phillips in New York for a reported $1.5 million to $2 million. The art, which weaves together one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century, an icon of the Jetset and the world’s first mighty yacht, will go under the hammer at a public auction on 23 June at Phillips’ home in New York City. Churchill saved and portrayed the painting for 40 years and gave it to his best friend, the Greek transport magnate Aristotle Onassis, four years before his death in 1961, told the AFP news agency and Phillips deputy chairman Jean-Paul Engelen.
Winston Churchill’s painting was painted by the former British Prime Minister in 1921 and remained 40 years in his own collection. After developing a friendship with the shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in the late 1950 “s, Churchill decided to grant Onassis the honor, an honor that later granted to a select group, including Queen Elizabeth and Dwight D. Eisenhower, who each donated one of Churchill’s artworks. The Churchill painting, which is to be auctioned in New York, first appeared in the International Business Times.
A work of art by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, an icon in the world of superyachts, is to go under the hammer next week. The painting, titled Moat Breccle, will be auctioned on June 23 at Phillips Auction House in New York. The artwork combines one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century with an icon of the jet-set and the world’s first superyacht, launched on March 23.
He kept the artwork for 40 years which combines one of the great statesmen of the 20th century, an icon of the Jetset and the world’s first superyacht, and gave it to his friend, the Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis in 1961, four years after his death, told AFP news agency, Jean-Paul Engelen. One of the greatest politicians of the 20th century and a jet-set icon, Philips estimates the oil landscape of Bremen’s moat at between $1.5 million and $2 million.
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