Archive for May, 2008

Important Old Master Paintings from Rau Collection for London Auction

Important Old Master Paintings from Rau Collection for London Auction

. May 4, 2008

LONDON – Sotheby’s has announced that its forthcoming sale of Old Master Paintings, to be held in London on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, will be highlighted by a select group of works from the collection of the late Dr Gustav Rau, the great 20th century philanthropist and collector. The group of some 10 lots – […]

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The Mouseman Library of Leeds Girls High School for Yorkshire Auction

The Mouseman Library of Leeds Girls High School for Yorkshire Auction

. May 3, 2008

A large collection of period Mouseman oak furniture will be sold by auction precisely seventy-five years after it was commissioned for Leeds Girls’ High School’s Senior Library in 1933. The sale of this Arts and Crafts furniture will no doubt be of interest to many of the old girls from the school and families who […]

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Mystery Of Jane Austen’s Inscribed Gift Of “Emma’ To Her Friend Anne Sharp For Sale At Bonhams

Mystery Of Jane Austen’s Inscribed Gift Of “Emma’ To Her Friend Anne Sharp For Sale At Bonhams

. May 3, 2008

A rare presentation copy of a first edition book by one of England’s greatest female novelists will be sold for an estimated £50,000 at Bonhams on 24 June at 101 New Bond Street, London. The three-volume set of Emma by Jane Austen (1775-1817) – author of Pride & Prejudice, and Sense & Sensibility – is […]

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London Indian Art Auction Realises £4.2 million

London Indian Art Auction Realises £4.2 million

. May 3, 2008

London – Sotheby’s Sale of Indian Art in London realised £4,289,775, a figure handsomely in excess of pre-sale expectations (estimate was £2.4-3.4 million*). The sale, which was extremely well attended both during the pre-sale exhibition and in the saleroom today, saw spirited and competitive bidding throughout. It demonstrated that the international profile of and market […]

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Edward Hicks The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity for New York Auction

Edward Hicks The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity for New York Auction

. May 3, 2008

New York, NY – On May 22, 2008, Sotheby’s is offering a masterpiece of American 19th century painting, The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity, by the most celebrated American folk art artist, Edward Hicks, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Arguably one of the most important and beautifully preserved examples of the more than sixty-two […]

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