A painting of Winston Churchill painted in British Columbia sold 86 000$

News 21 March, 2018
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    Painting of the Emerald lake, painted by the former british prime minister Winston Churchill

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    Wednesday, 21 march, 2018 00:00

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    A painting by former british prime minister Winston Churchill during a trip in the canadian Rockies has been auctioned by Sotheby’s Tuesday for $ 47 500 pounds sterling (approximately 86 000 $ CAN).

    The canvas, painted in oil, 34 by 49 inches. It is the Emerald lake which is located in the national park of Yoho, British Columbia, adjacent to the national park of Banff, Alberta.

    Winston Churchill had painted this painting during a visit to North America in 1929, in company of his son Randolph, his brother Jack and his nephew Jonny, said the house Sotheby s.

    The canvas was owned by Edmund Murray, bodyguard of Winston Churchill from 1950 to 1965, who had received it as a gift. The lake depicted on the painting had initially been confused with lake Louise, that Mr. Churchill has also painted during his time in the Rockies, but the subject of the painting is, undoubtedly, the Emerald lake.

    The auction house estimated the value of the table between 6000 and 8000 pounds.