Sotheby’s to Sell Contrasting Depictions of Victorian London

"Bank and the Royal Exchange" by William Logsdail. - Estimate: £600,000‐800,000. - Photo: Sotheby's.

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London sale of
Victorian and
Edwardian Art on Thursday, 13th July 2010, will present two paintings
that
provide a fascinating glimpse into Victorian life as it would have been
experienced by London residents at the time. Populated by a cross
section of
classes in the social spectrum, the pictures chart the onslaught and
speed of
the encroaching modern world. Bank and the Royal Exchange by William
Logsdail
(1859‐1944), estimated at £600,000‐800,000, and Infant Orphan Election
at the
London Tavern – Polling, by George Elgar Hicks (1824‐1914), estimated at

£500,000‐700,000, were both exhibited at the Royal Academy and well
received by
art critics of the day.