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Two oil paintings by Winston Churchill are being sold by the firm of Boningtons. The one painting, “The Giza Pyramids at Cairo,” was painted in 1946 and given by Churchill to his friend Jan Smuts. It remained in the Smuts family until the 1990s when it was sold. The painting is valued at £600,000. The other painting is “Scene from the Venetian Causeway,” which Churchill painted while staying in 1946 at the Miami Beach home of Colonel Frank W. Clarke. He gave the painting to his host after the visit. It remained in the Clarke family until 1982 when it was auctioned. The painting is valued at £200,000. The Daily Express article on the paintings is available here, while the Boningtons release is here.

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