Art Title:A Hobby is of the First Importance to a Public Man
Size (in.):H: 43.50 x W : 31.50 x D : 0
Medium:Lithograph of Intaglio Drawing
A Hobby is of the First Importance to a Public Man
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In the 1970s, Sarah Churchill, the daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, commercially published a sequence of intaglio drawings that depicted certain moments of her father’s life. Curtis Hooper was the lucky artist that had been commissioned to create this series of drawings, taken from famous photographs picked by Sarah herself. This valuable series is entitled “A Visual Philosophy of Sir Winston Churchill,” believed to have over twenty prints in the sequence. Each print bears a quote from Churchill and is signed by Sarah in pencil. The prints came in two different sizes: letter size and a much larger one, measuring 22 ½” x 34 ½”. Each large print was a limited edition of 400, numbered, signed, and debossed with Churchill’s coat of arms and the corresponding quote.
This masterfully done print depicts Churchill painting in France in 1939, with the exquisitely fitting quote, “A hobby is of the first importance to a public man.” The multitalented Churchill not only enjoyed a prolific care