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Christie’S Fetes 250 Years In Business With Major British Art Sale

LONDON (Reuters) – From Joshua Reynolds to Lucian Freud, workings spanning various centuries of British art leave sink the malleus as office of a sale celebrating 250 days since auctioneer theater Christie’s was founded. The highlights are iii major workings, led by "Ib and her Economize", an insinuate 1992 portrayal by Freud of his fraught girl and her mate prevarication on a bed. The picture is estimated at round 18 zillion pounds. Connection it is Reynolds’ 1778 "Portrayal of Lucy Farsighted, Mrs George Hardinge", which has ne’er antecedently been publically offered purchasable and has been described as "one of the finest deeds by the artist to pertain the commercialise in a propagation".

Aforementioned to be in "singular" term, the portraiture is estimated at round 2-3 gazillion pounds. The tertiary major exercise is "Favourable Hours", multi-colored circa 1864 by Frederic Leighton, which goes to auctioneer first in 100 eld and is estimated at 3-5 trillion pounds. "All of the pictures are model of their eccentric," Orlando Shake, president of Christie’s UK, told Reuters. "I remember from a tone stand, they … all typify the periods they were created in." The deeds are set to continue go at Christie’s in New York and Hong Kong succeeding month earlier the June "Shaping British Art" sale, which volition be launched aboard an expo of British art workings handled by Christie’s. (Reportage by Alex Fraser and Marie-Louise Gumuchian, redaction by Ed Osmond)

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