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Pictured:  Part of the Sassoon sale - A family photo album featuring pictures of Sassoon in later life. Previously unseen sketches by Siegfried Sassoon showing his disdain for war and his literary rivals are being sold by his family a century on.<br />
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A painting by Sir William Nicholson which was owned by war poet Siegfried Sassoon has sold for a British record £550,000.<br />
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The 16ins by 11ins oil on canvas artwork produced in 1929 shows a vase of colourful flowers on top of a pile of books.<br />
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Sassoon, a long-time friend of Nicholson, acquired it new for £60 and it had remained in his family for almost a century.