Sotheby’s to Sell Contrasting Depictions of Victorian London


"Bank and the Royal Exchange" by William Logsdail. - Estimate: £600,000‐800,000. - Photo: Sotheby's.

LONDON.- Sotheby’s London sale of
Victorian and
Edwardian Art on Thursday, 13th July 2010, will present two paintings
provide a fascinating glimpse into Victorian life as it would have been
experienced by London residents at the time. Populated by a cross
section of
classes in the social spectrum, the pictures chart the onslaught and
speed of
the encroaching modern world. Bank and the Royal Exchange by William
(1859‐1944), estimated at £600,000‐800,000, and Infant Orphan Election
at the
London Tavern – Polling, by George Elgar Hicks (1824‐1914), estimated at

£500,000‐700,000, were both exhibited at the Royal Academy and well
received by
art critics of the day.