Single-Owner Collection Built Up Over A Lifetime Offered Over Several Sales at Christie’s

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LONDON.- Christie’s announced the sale of Property from The Collection of the Late John Appleby, which will be offered from July to November 2010, throughout several specialist sales at Christie’s, as well as a single-owner collection sale to be held in South Kensington on 4 November 2010. The collection, consisting of approximately 2,000 lots, includes an important selection of Old Master paintings, British drawings, watercolours, marine paintings and a large unrivalled group of topographical views; it is expected to realise £2-3 million. An affable connoisseur, John Appleby’s passionate enthusiasm was infectious. He moved to Jersey, in the Channel Islands during the 1970s and traded as a dealer, primarily in watercolours and topographical views of Jersey and the Channel Islands. In 1973, Appleby’s enthusiasm to secure a portrait of the Jersey born actress Lillie Langtry by Sir John Everett Millais, led hi