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CHURCHILL Sir Winston - Typed Letter Signed 1956 about one of his paintings

  • £1,400.00

Sir Winston Spencer CHURCHILL (1874-1965)

Typed Letter Signed (“Winston S. Churchill”) to the Soho Publishing Company, granting permission to reproduce his picture, The Messenger, as a Christmas card.

1 page 4to, 28 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7, 26 January 1956.                  

 “Subject to the terms of the Agreement dated 8 January, 1950, and made between ourselves, I hereby give you leave and licence to reproduce my picture, THE MESSENGER, as a card from the set of colour blocks which you have made for me specially for Christmas cards.

I ask you not to distribute these postcards or Christmas cards until July 1956.

I do not wish you to pay me any fee for this permission to reproduce.”

Churchill was a very accomplished amateur painter, and found it a great source of relaxation throughout his life. During the course of the 1950s, the Soho Publishing Company reproduced several of his pictures as greeting cards.  Churchill generously always declined payment for the right to reproduce his pictures, although the Soho Publishing Company regularly made a donation to the Churchill Homes for Elderly People as an acknowledgement of their gratitude to Sir Winston.

There is a small, neat filing hole at the top left corner of the letter, and the right hand corners are very slightly crumpled, but the letter is otherwise in very good, clear condition.

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