Paintings – Non-American

Sir Winston Churchill Painting Offered at M.S. Rau Antiques

Sir Winston Churchill’s reputation as a politician and statesman often overshadows the tremendous talent he possessed for painting. A true Renaissance man, Churchill pursued the art of painting for more than 40 years, offering a glimpse into the personal life of the historic giant. Churchill’s personal memorabilia, particularly his paintings, are popular collector’s items in […]

Collectibles: Underground Art

Frank Pick believed that good art could be good for business. During his 32 years as an administrator for London’s public-transport system, from 1908 through 1940, Pick hired some of the period’s most talented artists to create posters that promoted off-peak ridership, reinforced basic etiquette rules, and tantalized commuters with visions of the places they […]

Art: Micro Masterpieces

Oliver Cromwell may have famously instructed artists to depict him “warts and all,” but he had nothing to worry about when Samuel Cooper painted his portrait. Cooper ranked among the greatest painters of miniature portraits in 17th-century Britain, and his unfinished oval of Cromwell measures a mere 33/16 inches tall, leaving little chance of finding […]