Winston Churchill's Belongings, Paintings Under the Hammer

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

An auction of Winston Churchill's personal possessions is set for Dec. 17 at Sotheby's in London. A preview is underway of the items left by his last surviving child, Lady Mary Soames, who died last June, aged 91.

A gallery of Churchill's own paintings, regarded as the most important group ever sold, together with furniture, jewellery, photographs, books – many signed by the authors – and silverware comprise the sale. There are also works by Walter Sickert, LS Lowry, Atkinson Grimshaw, and others on offer.

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