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Pictured: The Kipling sketches - A sketch of the writer playing a stringed instrument above the words 'Kipling with his lute made huns, get together with their guns'. Sassoon developed a hatred for war and the main target of his sketches is Rudyard Kipling, who he despised for his perceived Imperialist views. Previously unseen sketches by Siegfried Sassoon showing his disdain for war and his literary rivals are being were part of the sale. <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 slows 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 has remained in his family for almost a century.