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[CHURCHILL, Winston.

Black and White Photograph by 'Vivienne' (Florence Vivienne Entwistle)].

Stock Code
105263
London, Vivienne, 1951
£5,500

'Florence Vivienne Mellish first trained and performed as a singer but on her marriage to Ernest Entwistle, an artist, she took up a successful career as a miniaturist. She began her photographic career in 1934 assisting her husband and son, Antony Beauchamp. When the latter left to set up his own studio she adopted the name Vivienne and opened her own studio photographing inter alia five successive prime ministers' (National Portrait Gallery).

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Description

Depicting Churchill in 1951 during his second premiership, three-quarter length, seated, vintage silverprint, signed by sitter on mount 'Winston S. Churchill', copyright stamp on the reverse, minor rippling to mount where it meets the top edge, top right-hand corner of the photograph, (230 x 150mm); sealed behind contemporary glazing, which has preserved the photograph so well, these 60 years, this framed within a mount and glazed, polished black lacquer wood (400 x 310 mm).

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