The work was offered for sale by American actress Anglin Jolie. The most famous of the works of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was Auctioned for £ 7 million, Or 8.1 million euros, from auction house Christie’s in London, this Monday, 1 March.
“Picture painted on the occasion of official visit to Morocco during World War II,” Tower of Kautoubia Mosque “from Marrakech (1943) Was estimated (1.7 to 2.8 million euros), Christie’s auction house announced on Twitter. The sale amounted to 8.285 million pounds (about 9.6 million euros), including costs.
Winston Churchill Offered it to Roosevelt at the time, Then it was later sold by one of the Roosevelt sons in the 1950s. The painting changed hands several times before landing in the collection of the couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2011.
According to British art historian Barry Phipps in the catalog, this oil on canvas is “considered” The most important painting of Sir Winston Churchill“Because of it” interweaving into the history of the twentieth century. “This Simple Scenario.” Represents the towerThe symbol of, the power of the Almohad dynasty (12th century), surrounded the ramparts of the ancient city and leaned against the snow-capped mountains.
Winston Churchill began painting around his 40s. The one who loved to flee the political storm and London’s greyness At the time of the French Protectorate, the light of the city of Marrakech was discovered in the 1930s, and made a total of six trips there in 23 years. A period press photograph shows Roosevelt and Churchill staring together at the Taylor Villa which will depict the sunset on the panorama.
On the same sale, Two other paintings by Churchill raised the stakes: The landscape of Marrakech sold for 1.55 million pounds (1.8 million euros), while it was estimated at between 300,000 and 500,000 pounds and a view of St Paul’s Cathedral in London estimated at between 200,000 and 300,000 pounds sterling, valued at 880 million pounds (1.2 Million euros). .