Come to London - buy Old Masters!
June 15 2012
If you like Old Master paintings, then London in July is the place to be. Especially if you want to buy one. All the catalogues are now online for the Old Master auctions; Sotheby's here, Christie's here, and Bonhams here. I'll post on these sales in more detail once the viewings are open. The top lot of the week is John Constable's The Lock, the sale of which has already been guaranteed.
Also tempting you to London is Master Paintings Week (29 June-6 July), where the city's best dealers open their galleries for extended opening times, and put on a series of exhibitions. To help guide you round the galleries, you can download the Master Paintings Week app here. At Philip Mould & Company we shall be having an exhibition of British royal portraits. And finally, there's the Masterpiece fair in Chelsea, where we shall also be exhibiting.
No other city offers the Old Master enthusiast so much in one week, and I hope to see some of you around. For me, it's by far the busiest week of the year; preparing 2 exhibitions, viewing 6 auctions, and hopefully buying and selling many more pictures. So if I look a little bit zonked, forgive me.