• Short Summary

    THE FIRST PART OF COLLECTION OF ART AND ANTIQUES FROM THE NORTHWICK PARK COLLECTION CAME UP FOR SALE TODAY (FRIDAY) AT CHRISTIE'S, THE FAMOUS LONDON AUCTIONEERS.

  • Description

    THE FIRST PART OF COLLECTION OF ART AND ANTIQUES FROM THE NORTHWICK PARK COLLECTION CAME UP FOR SALE TODAY (FRIDAY) AT CHRISTIE'S, THE FAMOUS LONDON AUCTIONEERS.

    THE NORTHWICK PARK COLLECTION IS THE LARGEST SINGLE ART COLLECTION TO COME ON THE MARKET SINCE WORLD WAR TWO. CHRISTIE'S EXPECT SALE, WHICH IS TO BE HELD IN A SERIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WILL FETCH WELL OVER GBP1,000,000. THE CORE OF THE COLLECTION IS THE 400 OLD MASTERS WHICH THE LATE OWNER OF NORTHWICK PARK, CAPTAIN GEORGE SPENCER-CHURCHILL INHERITED FROM HIS GRANDMOTHER, THE WIDOW OF THE THIRD LORD NORTHWICK. DURING HIS LIFETIME CAPTAIN SPENCER-CHURCHILL ADDED 200 MORE PAINTINGS TO THE COLLECTION AND ALSO GREATLY EXPANDED THE COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES.

    ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COLLECTION CAME UP AT TODAY'S AUCTION. IS WAS A SMALL PANEL, "A MIRACLE OF SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN" BY FRA ANGELICA. THIS IS THE ONLY PAINTING BY THIS ARTIST STILL IN PRIVATE HANDS. IT WAS BOUGHT FOR THE COLLECTION IN 1859 FOR ONLY GBP74. TODAY, AFTER BRISK BIDDING, IT WAS KNOCKED DOWN FOR GBP14,175.

    THE HIGHEST PRICE OF THE SAY WAS FOR A FINE BRUEGHEL -- " A PEASANT WEDDING". IT FETCHED 78,000 GUINEAS (GBP81,900).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FBNY9DVTY7NBXZWRU4NU63UQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FBNY9DVTY7NBXZWRU4NU63UQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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