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Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie breaks auction record

Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie breaks auction record

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March 2 (UPI) -- A painting by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and once owned by Angelina Jolie broke auction records in London this week, selling for $ 11.59 million. The artwork, Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, completed in 1943, fetched some four times its auction estimate of between $ 2.1 million and $ 3.5 million, Christie's London said. The landscape is of Marrakesh, Morocco, a favorite subject of Churchill's. Advertisement The previous record for a Churchill painting was set in 2014, when a painting of a pond -- The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, sold for $ 2.82 million as part of a Sotheby's auction. It was part of a sale of personal possessions owned by Mary Soames, the last-surviving daughter of Churchill who died earlier that year. Churchill gifted the Mosque painti...