ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL by Yousuf Karsh
ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
By Yousuf Karsh
Undated, but later black and white gelatin silver print, originally taken in 1941. Image size: 13 ½ x 10 1/2”; paper size, 16.25 x 13”, edge to edge. Signed in black ink, in the lower left of the white margin, “Y. Karsh/Ottawa.” On verso of print it is stamped: No. “R. L.” [in manuscript] Karsh, Ottawa.Photograph in pristine condition. Modern metal framing, archival matting, photograph carefully hinged using acid free tape.
Karsh took this photograph in 1941 just after Churchill gave a speech to the Canadian Parliament, while Churchill was visiting Ottawa, Canada.
Over the years, Karsh continued to print additional images. Print sizes have varied, from approximately 9 ½ inches in height to as much as 19 ¾ inches in height.