Although many know of Winston Churchill as a famed world leader, few know of him as a passionate artist. One of his most notable works, which happens to be a landscape painting titled the “Tower of Katoubia Mosque” which is now up for grabs. Recently purchased by Rau Antiques, the 18-by-24-inch oil painting can be yours for $2,950,000. Painted as a gift for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the art shoes a setting sun over the snowcapped Atlas Mountains with the tower of Koutoubia Mosque in the foray.
Dated to 1943, this was the place where he and Roosevelt first met and served as a reminder of their friendship as well as a symbol of freedom, the world over. Till Roosevelt was alive, the painting found place in his Hyde Park, NY home, before becoming a collector’s delight.