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The art, painted by former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965), sold at auction in New York on Wednesday for about $ 1.8 million, according to the website of the auction house Phillips.

According to its experts, the painting was painted in oil in the summer of 1921. The 76 x 63.3 cm canvas depicts a forest and a moat near a small English town.

The estimated value of the lot ranged from $ 1.5 million to $ 2 million.

In March, at auction in London, organized by the auction house Christie's, another painting by Churchill was sold for $ 11.6 million. It was put up for sale by the American actress Angelina Jolie.

Churchill became interested in painting when he was over 40 years old, and managed to create about 540 canvases in his life. Most of the works are in private collections or belong to his descendants.

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