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As an historical fiction writer I am fascinated by news stories featuring the past as it's unearthed and reimagined and brought to life. I spend a
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9.11.2008

Unloved Winston Churchill painting dumped in attic for 30 years could sell for £150,000 at auction

A painting kept in an attic for 30 years because the owner did not like it has turned out to be the work of Sir Winston Churchill.

The wartime Prime Minister painted Windlesham Moor in Surrey around 1934. The house was later the first home of the Queen and Prince Philip.

The oil painting is expected to fetch up to £150,000 when it is sold later this month at John Dickins Auctioneers in Buckinghamshire.

Hidden treasure: Churchill's painting of Windlesham Moor was lost in an attic for 30 years and now might sell at auction for £150,000
Hidden treasure: Churchill's painting of Windlesham Moor was lost in an attic for 30 years and now might sell at auction for £150,000

The oil painting was passed on to Churchill's wartime director of Home Intelligence, Baron Stephen Taylor, who later gave it to his secretary as a gift.

Read the rest on the DailyMail.