New Faces Join Third Master Paintings Week to Be Held During July in London

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LONDON.- Now in its third year and established as one of the key art events in the summer calendar, Master Paintings Week is a collaboration between twenty-three leading galleries and three auction houses and will take place from 1 to 8 July 2011. This week of exhibitions and events offers a wonderful selection of predominantly European paintings, dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries, coinciding with the Old Master Sales at Bonhams (6 July), Christie’s (5 and 6 July) and Sotheby’s (6 and 7 July), and another dealer initiative Master Drawings London (1 to 8 July). Each exhibitor, in the heart of London ’s St James’s and Mayfair , stages a special display or event in their gallery. Many of the paintings have an untold story, a fascinating history or an important and newly discovered provenance.