Churchill, Winston (1874 – 1965)
The earliest known signed adult portrait of Churchill
A superb signed approximately 8” X 5” three-quarter length portrait by Winston Churchill. The young statesman is shown in military garb, and has signed very boldly in fountain pen ink, ‘Winston S. Churchill, Lieut 4th Hussars, Sept. 1898’. In very fine condition. In the summer of 1898, the 23-year old Churchill joined Kitchener’s campaign in the Sudan, and was present at the Battle of Omdurman on September 2nd 1898. A remarkable artefact.