Sales of important private collections have always been the lifeblood of the art market, returning long-hidden material into circulation and also serving as a fascinating permanent record of the taste and eye of an individual collector. Formerly owned, in many cases, by leading collectors of the 18th and 19th centuries, several drawings in this exceptional and very personal collection also featured in great sales of the past - including the famous Chatsworth and Holkham Hall auctions.
Assembled with great care and discrimination over a quarter of a century, this excellent collection consists primarily of Italian drawings from the 16th-18th centuries, with a particularly strong group of baroque drawings. There are also smaller but meticulously chosen groups of French, Dutch and German drawings dating from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.
We hope you will enjoy browsing through this E-catalogue and look forward to welcoming you to our London galleries from the 3rd July. In the meantime, please do feel free to contact us with any queries.