Churchill painting given to Truman up for sale





A painting given by Winston Churchill to Harry Truman is to be auctioned in London by Sotheby’s. The 1948 painting of Marrakesh is valued at £500,000 and was given to the American President three years later; it is now to be sold by his daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel. Churchill’s note along with the gift read: “It shows the beautiful panorama of the snow-capped Atlas mountains in Marrakesh. This is the view I persuaded your predecessor [Roosevelt] to see before he left North Africa after the Casablanca Conference.” Truman replied: “I shall treasure the picture as long as I live and it will be one of the most valued possessions I will be able to leave to Margaret when I pass on.”

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