Stuart Cary Welch Collection: Arts of India to Sell at Sotheby’s on 31 May 2011


LONDON.- On May 31, 2011, Sotheby’s presents for sale Part II of the Stuart Cary Welch Collection: Arts of India. This follows the outstanding total of £20.9 million achieved last month for Part I of the Stuart Cary Welch Collection Arts of the Islamic World which established an auction record for any Islamic work of art and set a record for any single auction of Islamic Art. The 204 -lot sale, which will take place in London on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, will comprise many dramatic and exquisite works of great rarity, including Rajput, Deccani, later Mughal, Company School and Himalayan paintings, drawings and works of art, as well as a wide range of more affordable drawings, sketches and decorative arts from the 13th to the 20th century. Commenting on the sale of this exceptional offering, Holly Brackenbury, Director and Head of Sotheby’s London Indian