Winston Churchill, 1941, by Fred Kormis (sculptor, 1897-1986), uniface, portrait of Churchill, signed and numbered ‘38’ (of an edition of 50) (Engstrom 6); cast bronze, 127mm. From Simmons Gallery mailbid sale 25, lot 3.
This, the first and one of the finest portrait medals of Churchill, was commissioned by Hodder & Stoughton to serve as an illustration for the jacket of a book: Philip Guedalla, Mr Churchill - A Portrait (1941). A copy of the book accompanies the medal.
Given by Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum