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Lot 422

•IVOR ROBERTS-JONES (1913-1996) Sir Winston Churchill

•IVOR ROBERTS-JONES (1913-1996) Sir Winston Churchill, a bronze maquette for the monument in Parliament Square, numbered 143, cast at the same Meridian Bronze Foundry as the original sculpture, with an attractive mid-brown patina, 51cm high, on a square white stone base inscribed "Churchill" (62cm high overall) This iconic maquette is a reduction of the large scale sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill by Roberts-Jones which stands in Parliament Square having been commissioned in 1971. It is said that the artist's friend Sir Kyffin Williams stood in as a model for Churchill. The sculptor's first important commission came from Lord Beaverbrook in 1961 for a bust of Somerset Maugham. Roberts-Jones success and the public acclaim that his statues engendered led to his election as an associate of The Royal Academy. First rights to the sell the bronze were secured by The Library of Imperial History and restricted until December 1976 for owners of the library's 'Collected Works of Winston Churcill'. This bronze comes complete with the Library's 'Limited Edition Portfolio 1976/1977' listing the work for sale at £630. Provenance: Private Collection, Somerset
Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
Hammer price: £70,000
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

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