A painting of Marrakesh by Britain’s famed wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, owned by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, smashed expectations to sell for $9.75 million at auction in London on Monday.
Churchill, a keen artist, took inspiration from the Moroccan city and painted “The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” oil work during a World War II visit in 1943.
Auction house Christie’s called it “Churchill’s most important work.”
Two more of his paintings also went under the hammer, with the three works together fetching $13.09 million.