The Najd Collection – A Visionary Record of a Bygone World


The legendary Najd Collection provides a technicolour record of daily life in 19th century North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. At a time when Muslim artists were not working in the same figurative tradition as Western paintings, the work of artists such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, Ludwig Deutsch and Charles Robertson, provides an invaluable documentary of regions that have since changed forever. Get a First Look at one of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings in existence before it is unveiled to the public for the very first time (11 – 15 October | London). This unprecedented exhibition will be followed by a dedicated evening sale (22 October | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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