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Bonhams

Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors market, with several of its departments established world leaders within their specialist category.
The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. This brought together two of the four surviving Georgian auction houses in London, Bonhams having been founded in 1793, and Phillips in 1796 by Harry Phillips, formerly a senior clerk to James Christie. Today the amalgamated business handles fine art and antiques in more than 60 specialist collecting areas. The firm has continued to grow and change since the merger in 2001. The last ten years have been among the most dramatic and fast-growing in its history.
In August 2002 the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America, which had been founded in 1865 during the California gold rush.
Today Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals. There are two large salerooms in London: the former Phillips sale room at 101 New Bond Street, and the old Bonhams sale room at the Montpelier Galleries in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge. There are also three regional sale rooms in Britain: Chester, Edinburgh and Oxford. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston in the USA; in Switzerland, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. The Bonhams presence in Australia became a stand-alone operation in 2010.
Bonhams & Butterfields conducted their first East Coast sale in 2003, in the Art Deco Fuller Building erected in 1926. In 2005 they opened a new sale room in New York, on the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue, formerly the home of the Darhesh Museum. New offices and sale rooms have also been opened elsewhere: a Paris office in June 2005, one in Dubai in 2007, and an auction business in Hong Kong in 2009 to participate in the expanding Asian market. Bonhams is now established in 25 countries across five continents.

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Some works sold by Bonhams

 Rembrandt - The Angel Appearing To The Shepherds

Rembrandt - The Angel Appearing To The Shepherds

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Lot number: 1
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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669) The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds (B., Holl. 44; H. 120; New Holl. 125), 1634 Etching, burin and drypoint, with D ♥ Tamizier / Auvergne watermark (similar to Heawood 3428a), New Hollstein's third or fourth state (of 6), with distant landscape obscured and before the area around the angel reworked, with narrow margins, framed. 10 3/8 x 8 5/8in sheet 10 3/4 x 8 7/8in
 Anonymous - Two Cranes Standing In A Pool Mesopotamia Or Tabriz

Anonymous - Two Cranes Standing In A Pool Mesopotamia Or Tabriz

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Lot number: 11
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Two cranes standing in a pool Mesopotamia or Tabriz, circa 1370-80 painting 325 x 218 mm.; with border 366 x 245 mm. gouache and gold on paper laid down on card, four lines of nasta'liq script written diagonally in two columns with intercolumnar panel and cornerpieces with gilt floral motifs, excised from a 15th Century manuscript, gold inner border, orange outer border painting 325 x 218 mm.; with border 366 x 245 mm.
Khalil Saleeby - Portrait Of Carrie Aude ( 
The Artists Wife 
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Khalil Saleeby - Portrait Of Carrie Aude ( The Artists Wife )

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Khalil Saleeby (Lebanon, 1870-1928) Portrait of Carrie Aude ( The artists wife ) oil on canvas, framed signed and dated 1916 47 x 40cm (18 1/2 x 15 3/4in). Footnotes Provenance: Property from a private collection, Los Angeles Presented as a gift from the artist to George Mishalany, circa 1920's thence by descent to the present owner Khalil Saleeby is one of the Lebanon's most pioneering and important artists, and as teacher to luminaries like Douaihy and Gemayel, he is considered one of the major forerunners of Lebanese modernism at the turn of the century. He was born to landowning Greek Orthodox peasants in 1870, in the village of Btalloun in the mountains outside of Beirut. As a child, Saleeby started drawing with the heads of matchsticks before progressing to charcoal and ink. He studied at the Syrian Protestant College, which later became the American University of Beirut (AUB). Saleeby impressed his teachers enough to be sent off to Scotland for further study where he trained with John Singer Sargent, who encouraged the young painter to continue his education in Philadelphia. There, Saleeby met (and promptly married) Carrie Aude, who soon became his favorite subject and lifelong muse. The couple spent ten years on the move in Edinburgh, London and Paris, where Saleeby met Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Gustave Courbet. At the turn of the century, he returned to Beirut and began teaching at his Alma Mater, at this point he had quickly gained a reputation as one of the leading portrait painters of his time. To enjoy the fruits of his success, Saleeby acquired a house in his ancestral village of Btalloonn. However, tragically, after a dispute over water resources in the summer of 1928, a group of village thugs murdered the artist and his wife as they were returning home from a swim. Saleeby's artistic legacy was heartbreakinlgy cut short. Uniquely, Saleeby's portraits are not cold, detached representations of his various sitters; emotive and deeply felt, there exists a palpable sympathy and familiarity with his subjects, nowhere is this felt more potently than in depictions of his beloved wife In 2012, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon's leading liberal arts university, inaugurated its new gallery space, the AUB Art Gallery, with the first major public exhibition of the works of Saleeby. The exhibition was drawn from an important private collection of Saleeby's works which were donated to the AUB, which currently holds the largest private collection of works by the artist.
School Spanish - Portrait Of Chaus Bashi

School Spanish - Portrait Of Chaus Bashi

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Lot number: 33
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Spanish School, early 18th Century Portrait of Chaus Bashi; and Portrait of the Naquib-al Ashraf(?) the former inscribed 'CHAU*/ Bafhi' (lower left) and '*roductor de/*mbaxadores' (lower right); the latter inscribed 'NAQUIB-ul/ Eseref' (lower left) and 'Jefe de los decen:/ dientes de/maham d ' (lower right) a pair, oil on canvas 32.4 x 24.6cm (12 3/4 x 9 11/16in). (2)
Susan Rothenberg - Untitled

Susan Rothenberg - Untitled

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Lot number: 1040
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Susan Rothenberg (born 1945) Untitled , 1981 signed and dated 'Susan Rothenberg 1981' (on the reverse) graphite on paper 29 7/8 x 22 5/8 in. (75.9 x 57.5 cm) Provenance Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles. Acquired by the previous owner in July 1982. Provenance Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles. Acquired by the previous owner in July 1982. By descent from the above to the present owner.
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Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
Los-angeles
May 4, 2016
158
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