Pictures Belonging to Lord and Lady Attenborough to be Offered for Sale at Sotheby's

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Sotheby’s London announced that it will offer for sale a group of Pictures from the Collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. A Life In Pictures: The Collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough will comprise a fine representative selection of 20th Century British Paintings, including works by leading artists such as LS Lowry, Edward Burra, Ivon Hitchens, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and Christopher Wood amongst others. In addition, the sale will offer a rare and desirable group of Christopher Nevinson prints of World War I. The approximately 50 lots are expected to realise in excess of £2 million.

Henry Wyndham, Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, commented: “We are extremely pleased to be offering for sale this remarkable group of paintings and prints from the collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough. The collection reveals both a personal and public journey through much of the best British Art of the 20th century and the quality of these pictures is true testament to the sophistication and discernment of these two collectors. There is no doubt that the emergence of these wonderful works on the market, with the illustrious provenance of such a well-loved and respected actor, director and producer as Lord Attenborough, will generate great excitement among collectors and connoisseurs alike.”..

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