Framed SIGNED Formal PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH of Winston Churchill
[With Original Prime Minister's Presentation Slip]
Walter S. Stoneman (Photographer)
4 x 5 inches (16 x 18 inches overall)
Churchill at Chartwell
This striking official wartime studio portrait of Winston Churchill (4 x 5 inches), taken by photographer Walter Stoneman in the Cabinet Room at Number 10 Downing Street on April 1, 1941, is mounted on photo card and SIGNED: Winston S. Churchill in ink beneath the image on the mount.Accompanying the photograph is the original Prime Minister's headed presentation slip to Flight Commander [S.B] Cliff, which reads, in ink in a secretarial hand: "Flight C. Cliff. With Mr. Churchill's Compliments. March 1945."The photograph is in very good condition, with some silvering to the extremities of the image and some wear to the mount. The photograph comes by direct descent from the family of S.B. Cliff. It has been matted and handsomely framed in black lacquer (16 x 18 inches overall).
Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).