Limited Edition Signed Churchill Portrait
Limited Edition Signed Churchill Portrait
Limited Edition Signed Churchill Portrait
Limited Edition Signed Churchill Portrait

ALFRED EGERTON COOPER (1883-1974)

Limited Edition Signed Churchill Portrait

c. 2000 England

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£900 gbp
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Signed and dated in ink below the image by Churchill's daughter Mary Soames, together with her son's signature Nicholas Soames.
An impressive limited edition colour Lithograph, after the famous A. Egerton Cooper portrait. The original “Profile for Victory” portrait of Churchill hangs in the The Carlton Club, London. According to Cooper’s son, the “Profile” was acquired through the generosity of Sir Edward Mortimer Mountain (1872-1950), chairman of Eagle Star Insurance Company, who then donated the portrait in 1948.

One of the most famous portraits ever painted of one of history's most recognizable figures, this starkly realistic portrait of Sir Winston Churchill by Alfred Egerton Cooper depicts the pugnacious statesman in 1942, during the dark, early days of World War II. In what would become the famed Profile for Victory portrait, Cooper deftly captures Churchill's legendary stubborn tenacity in the face of terrible odds in this oil on canvas. As Churchill was almost certainly Britain's greatest inspiration during this time, the painting was reproduced after its exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1943 as a successful propaganda poster. It also bears the distinction of being one of the very few portraits painted of the prime minister during the Second World War. Many well-respected artists have painted Churchill, but Cooper bears the honor of having painted him more than anyone else. Cooper enjoyed a jovial relationship with the great man, and perhaps consequently, this portrait is known to be one of Churchill's favourites

This portrait is number in pencil 237, from a small edition of 850. Mounted and glazed within a black lacquered wood frame.
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 81.00 cm (31.89 inches)
Width 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
External Height 103.00 cm (40.55 inches)
External Width 83.00 cm (32.68 inches)
Stock Code
C11
Medium
Lithograph
Signed/Inscribed
Mary Soames, Nicholas Soames
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