CHURCHILL, WINSTON. (1874-1965). British statesman, author and prime minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55. Image Signed. (“Winston S. Churchill”). 1p. Folio. (Approximately 9¾” x 12”). N.p., N.d. (Dated on the verso March 20, 1925 in an unknown hand – possibly Kastor’s). Original pen-and-ink bust drawing signed by French artist Robert Kastor (1872-1936).
Churchill distinguished himself as a soldier, author, and, under Stanley Baldwin, Chancellor of the Exchequer. In that post Churchill returned England to the gold standard, which led to increased unemployment and a growing unpopularity that culminated in his 1929 election defeat.