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Churchill, Winston S., and Dwight D. Eisenhower
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5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,688 USD
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289
Churchill, Winston S., and Dwight D. Eisenhower
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,688 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Churchill, Winston S., and Dwight D. Eisenhower
Document signed by Churchill and Eisenhower, as well as by Bernard Montgomery ("B. L. Montgomery, Field Marshall") at the foot of a calligraphic copy of "The Child's Rights," 1 page (16 x 12 1/4 in.; 406 x 310 mm) on vellum, text written in red, blue, black, and gold and set within an illuminated historiated border, signed and dated by the artist, "William Bromage September 1945." Matted, framed, and glazed.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 22 July 1988, lot 367 (undesignated consignor)

Catalogue Note

The genesis of the "The Child's Rights" is recorded at the head of this document: "The Declaration of Geneva, drafted in 1922 by Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of the Save the Children Fund, has been endorsed by the leading statesmen of many countries, including successive Prime Ministers of Great Britain, and Prime Ministers of the Overseas British Dominions, and was adopted by the Assembly of the League of Nations in 1924 as the League's Charter of Child Welfare." The Declaration has five clauses, including "The Child must be first to receive relief in times of distress" and "The Child must be brought up in the consciousness that its talents must be devoted to the service of its fellow-men." This verison of the document was certainly produced for some sort of fund-raising or charitable event.

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