Lot 142
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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, K.G., O.M., F.R.S., HON. R.A. | Lake Emerald, Canada

6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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  • Winston Churchill
  • Lake Emerald, Canada
  • oil on canvas
  • 34 by 49cm.; 13¼ by 19¼in.


A gift from the Artist to Sergeant Edmund Murray (Sir Winston's bodyguard 1950 - 1965) and thence by descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

In 1929, Churchill travelled across North America with his son Randolph, his brother Jack and his nephew Jonny. They stayed with luminaries of the day such as William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon. During a trip through the Canadian Rocky mountains, Churchill painted at Lake Louise, Alberta and Lake Emerald in British Columbia. The present work was later inscribed by Churchill’s bodyguard, Sergeant Edmund Murray, as Lake Louise, however, the correct subject is undoubtedly Lake Emerald.

The present work is registered with the Churchill Archive as cat. no.C543.

We are grateful to David Coombs and David Finch for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.