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Bronze portrait medal of Churchill, Kormis

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.

(CM.843-2002)

Given by Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum