LONDON - Sotheby’s galleries in New Bond Street present an ever-changing exhibition of museum quality art, open to the public prior to each auction. July will see an array of Old Master paintings and decorative arts on view, including nine works from Castle Howard, from the collections of the Earls of Carlisle.
With the exhibition open to the public from 4 to 8 July, there will also be a series of free talks on Sunday 5 July, drawing on aspects of our auctions from a portrait of King Henry VIII from the workshop of Hans Holbein the younger to a pair of pistols presented as a gift by the Emperor Napoleon.
Andrew Roberts on Wellington and Napoleon
WRITER AND BROADCASTER, ANDREW ROBERTS. NANCY ELLISON.
In this anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo, historian, writer and broadcaster, Andrew Roberts contrasts the careers and characters of the two greatest captains of their age: Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington.
5 July 11 am
Virtue & Virility: The Male Silhouette from the Tudors to Today
WORKSHOP OF HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER, PORTRAIT OF KING HENRY VIII, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING
A RICHLY EMBROIDERED RED VELVET SURCOAT, HOLDING A STAFF. ESTIMATE £800,000 — 1,200,000.
Exploring the changing shape of menswear, Sotheby’s specialist Jonquil O’Reilly, who writes extensively on costume and art history, will be joined by Luca Costigliolo, who worked on the costumes for the Globe’s award winning production of Twelfth Night, Johnny Allen from Savile Row tailor, Huntsman, and Anna Reynolds, curator at the Royal Collection Trust.
5 July 2 pm
Dan Cruickshank on the English Country House
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN AND BROADCASTER, DAN CRUICKSHANK.
The renowned architectural historian and broadcaster, Dan Cruickshank explores the development of the great English country house, from the great Baroque creations of Castle Howard, Blenheim and Easton Neston to Palladian houses such as Wentworth Woodhouse and Houghton, Norfolk.
5 July 3 pm