rare original churchill glass negatives tea at chartwell england c 1927

Rare Original Churchill Glass Negatives, "Tea at Chartwell" (England c. 1927)


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An historically important, and rare set of three original glass negatives, by Donald Ferguson, including the famous tea at Chartwell, the inspiration for Churchill's painting of the same. Together with two glass negatives of Churchill reclining in his arm chair, in the study at Chartwell. Both study portraits differ in the that Churchill looks to camera in one, and to his right in the other. Sir Donald Ferguson was then private secretary to Sir Winston. This iconic photograph, was taken on the 27th August 1927 and depicts tea in the dining room at Chartwell.
Churchill was painting under the tuition of Walter Sickert, at this time. Sickert introduced Churchill to the technique of the direct use of photographic images, as a composition subject. Directly coping the image, to scale up or down, and set out the compostion on canvas. Churchill encouraged by Sickert, undertook his famous "tea at Chartwell" from this photographic negative. At this same time, Sickert used the other two negative images, for his acclaimed portrait of Churchill, now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery.
Sitters include,
Elaine Thιrθse Lessore (1884–1945), Mrs Walter Richard Sickert; Diana Mitford (1910–2003), Lady Mosley; Sir Edward Howard Marsh (1872–1953); Winston Churchill; Professor Frederick Alexander Lindemann (1886–1957), Viscount Cherwell; Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer-Churchill (1911–1968); Diana Churchill (1909–1963), Lady Duncan-Sandys; Clementine Ogilvy Hozier (1885–1977), Mrs Churchill, later Baroness Spencer-Churchill; and Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942), RA.


Height = 1 cm (1")
Width = 1 cm (1")
Depth = 1 cm (1")

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