Last Updated on 12/17/2006 by bidz

Churchill landscape sets auction record

Telegraph | News |
By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent

“A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sold for a record 612,800 pounds ($1.2 Million US) to an anonymous buyer at auction yesterday.

The previous auction record for a Churchill was 344,000 pounds , set last year. The former prime minister is considered no more than a competent amateur artist, but fascination for Churchill memorabilia has pushed up prices.”

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