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Vivienne (Florence Vivienne Entwistle, nee Mellish)
A striking pair of original photographic studio portraits by Vivienne of both Winston S. Churchill and his wife, Clementine, signed and dated by Winston and signed by Clementine, Winston's photograph disproving the common notion that it was captured in 1951
London: Vivienne, 20th Century Studios Ltd., 1950. Photograph. This pair of vintage bromide studio prints are signed portraits of Winston and Clementine Churchill captured by Vivienne, not only a renowned photographer, but also their daughter's mother-in-law. Winston's portrait measures 6 x 4.25 inches (15.2 x 10.8 cm) on an 8.875 x 6.5 inches (22.5 x 16.5 cm) card stock mount signed “Winston S. Churchill | 1950”. Widely used during his second and final premiership (1951-1955), this portrait is often mistakenly dated to 1951 (even by the National Portrait Gallery). Clementine's portrait measures 5.875 x 4.25 inches (14.9 x 10.8 cm) on an 8.875 x 6.5 inches (22.5 x 16.5 cm) card stock mount signed “Clementine S. Churchill”. Both mount versos feature the eight-line ink stamp of “VIVIENNE 20th Century Studios Ltd.”, including the Piccadilly address, telephone, and admonition that the photography may not be copied by “any other person or process whatsoever”. Condition is better than very good, the prints distinct with no appreciable wear or fading, the mounts only lightly toned and soiled, the signatures thereon bold and clear. A compelling pair, these signed studio prints are well-suited to either individual matching frames or a side-by-side arrangement in a single frame. They are presently housed together in a crimson cloth folder, each protected beneath a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Florence Vivienne Entwistle, nee Mellish (1889-1982) was a singer and a miniaturist before she began assisting her husband Ernest Entwistle, and son, Antony Beauchamp, with photography … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector [United States]
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