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A Rich Array of Victorian & British Impressionist Art Offered at Christie’s

LONDON.- Christie’s present a superb array of Victorian & British Impressionist Art Including Drawings & Watercolours to the international market on Wednesday 16 December 2009. The sale is led by Eve, a magnificent and monumental painting by Solomon J. Solomon, R.A., P.R.B.A. (1860-1927), which is estimated to realise between £700,000 and £1,000,000. Offered at auction by Ealing Council, who will use all proceeds of the sale to support culture and heritage in the Borough, this is the first opportunity for collectors, institutions and dealers around the globe to acquire the work. Further highlights range from An English Merrymaking in olden times by William Powell Frith R.A. (1819-1909) (estimate: £300,000–500,000), which is offered for the first time in over a century from the renowned collection formed in the late 19th Century by the 5th Earl of Carysfort, at Elton, Cambridgeshire; six lots by Henry Herbert La Thang