Art News

Off To The Races for Bonhams 20th Century British Art Sale this March

Sir Alfred James Munnings P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1878-1959) - "The Start, Newmarket" , signed 'A.J.Munnings' (lower right). Oil on canvas, (46 x 61.5 cm.) Painted mid-1930s. Estimate: £500,000-700,000. Photo: Courtesy Bonhams.

LONDON.- An early racing painting by Sir Alfred Munnings leads
Bonhams New Bond Street’s sale of 20th Century British Art on Wednesday, 17
March 2010. Originally in the collection of the prominent English racehorse
owner and breeder, J.V. Rank, it is the first time that this work has been
offered at auction.
Other highlights in the sale include a newly
discovered work by David Bomberg together with a group of pictures by John
Craxton and a number of paintings that were last seen on the walls of major
public art exhibitions in London.