At Auction: Christie’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, and British Impressionism, Londonby Matthew Innis |
If you were to ask someone to start naming fine-art auction houses – whether that someone was an artist or just someone vaguely aware of the auction market – the first two answers on the list would almost certainly be Sotheby’s and Christie’s. That says a lot about the importance of these two sellers. It also explains why I hold them to such high standards. This particular sale has to be one of the best in this genre that Christie’s has offered in years, and yet . . .