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Enchanting British Watercolours & Paintings for Sale at Christie’s

LONDON.- Christie’s longstanding commitment to British Watercolours & Paintings continues this June with the auction of enchanting works from the Nicolette Wernick Collection. It will be offered for sale on the morning of Wednesday 16 June, followed by the strong various owner sale of Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours. Comprising 91 works, which exemplify the Victorian’s interest in legends, chivalry, fairytales, the paranormal and childhood, this collection was formed largely in the late 1970s, as the revival of Victorian Art started to gather pace. The sale showcases a lovingly curated array of charming works, led by The Chase of the White Mouse by John Anster Fitzgerald (1819-1906) (estimate: £180,000-250,000). The roll-call of leading artists featured from the period ranges from Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A (1836-1912), Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R