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    Sale 5367

    Christie's Interiors

    30 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 807

    Terence Cuneo (1907-1996)

    Portrait of Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883-1963)

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    Terence Cuneo (1907-1996)
    Portrait of Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883-1963)
    signed and dated 'CUNEO/1953' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)


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    This is a preliminary portrait executed for Cuneo's painting of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, held in the Royal Collection.
    Cunningham commanded a destroyer during the First World War and was Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet during the Second World War, being promoted to First Sea Lord in 1943. At the coronation he held the position of Lord High Steward, which was the first of the Great Officers of State. A bronze bust was unveiled by The Duke of Edinburgh in Trafalgar Square to commemorate him.

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    Provenance

    The Artist's Studio and thense by descent to the present owner.