Thu, 25th Aug 2022 9:30

Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art

 
 

A black & white portrait of Louis Mountbatten by Cecil Beaton, in naval uniform, 3/4 length, signed and dated 1943, with an accompanying letter of thanks from Louis Mountbatten to Dr. Arthur Levin, on Combined Operations Headquarters, Whitehall paper, dated 16th September 1943, giving thanks for the part played by Dr Levin in the care of Mountbatten whilst convalescing at the Royal Masonic Hospital.

He notes that ' Mr. Cecil Beaton came down yesterday on behalf of the Ministry of Information to take some photographs and I am leaving instructions with my secretary to send you one as a souvenir. I must point out that the photographs will first have to be printed in England, then sent to India for signature and then come back, so a number of weeks may elapse before you get it'

Direct from the family of Dr. Levin.

Estimate
£100 - £150
 

Buyer's premium: 23.00% +VAT

Place Bid
£

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A black & white portrait of Louis Mountbatten by Cecil Beaton, in naval uniform, 3/4 length, signed and dated 1943, with an accompanying letter of thanks from Louis Mountbatten to Dr. Arthur Levin, on Combined Operations Headquarters, Whitehall paper, dated 16th September 1943, giving thanks for the part played by Dr Levin in the care of Mountbatten whilst convalescing at the Royal Masonic Hospital.

He notes that ' Mr. Cecil Beaton came down yesterday on behalf of the Ministry of Information to take some photographs and I am leaving instructions with my secretary to send you one as a souvenir. I must point out that the photographs will first have to be printed in England, then sent to India for signature and then come back, so a number of weeks may elapse before you get it'

Direct from the family of Dr. Levin.

Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art, Thu, 25th Aug 2022

Welcome to our August Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction.

***Please note: this is a preview of a selection of items to be featured, lot numbers will be available one week before the sale. If you request a conditon report on an item, we shall respond in the week leading up to the sale.***

 

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