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

Herri Met De Bles - The Penitent Magdalen

Herri Met De Bles - The Penitent Magdalen

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Lot number: 2
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Circle of Herri met de Bles (Bouvignes-sur-Meuse circa 1510-1550 Antwerp) The Penitent Magdalen oil on panel 84 x 61cm (33 1/16 x 24in). Footnotes Provenance Sale, Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 16 May 2006, lot 3035, where purchased by the present owner
 Rembrandt - Self Portrait

Rembrandt - Self Portrait

Original 1636
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Lot number: 5067
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Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669) Self Portrait with the Artist's Mother with Her Hand on Her Chest: Small Bust (B., Holl. 19 & 349; H. 144), 1636 Etching, Usticke's second state with the vertical scratch across the artist's hand distinct, a rare superimposing of the two plates, a pastiche in which the bust of Saskia from Bartsch 19 has been replaced with the portrait of the artist's mother, Bartsch 349, with narrow margins, framed. sheet 4 1/8 x 3 5/8in (10.5 x 9.3cm)
Ansel Adams - Self-portrait, Monument Valley, Utah

Ansel Adams - Self-portrait, Monument Valley, Utah

Original 1958
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Lot number: 1
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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah , 1958 Gelatin silver print, printed 1970s, signed in pencil on the mount; titled in ink and his Carmel credit stamp on the mount verso. 13 3/4 x 9 1/2in Footnotes Provenance Steven Leiber Trust, San Francisco. Literature De Cock, Ansel Adams, Morgan & Morgan, Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972, pl. 117.
Edwin Lord Weeks - A Moorish Girl In Yellow

Edwin Lord Weeks - A Moorish Girl In Yellow

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Lot number: 1
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Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) A Moorish girl in yellow artist's estate sale stencil on reverse oil on canvas, mounted to board by the artist 21 1/4 x 13 1/4in (54 x 33.6cm) Footnotes Provenance Artist's estate sale, New York, 15 -17 March 1905, lot 165. This oil study was executed in situ in North Africa probably in the late 1870s. It was included in the artist's estate sale in New York, where it sold for $22.50. Given what is known of Weeks' working method, this study was executed for the purpose of incorporating the figure and/or costume into a later studio composition, however a specific use of the subject figure has not yet been identified. We are grateful to Ellen K. Morris for confirming the authenticity of the work and for providing cataloguing information. Moorish girl in yellow will be included in Dr. Morris' forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist.
 School Of India - Bahram In The White Pavilion

School Of India - Bahram In The White Pavilion

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Lot number: 2
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An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa , from the Haft Paykar , depicting Bahram in the white pavilion Persia, Isfahan, second half of the 17th Century Persian manuscript on paper, 19 lines to the page written in nasta'liq script in black ink in four columns, headings in nasta'liq script in gold in an illuminated panel, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, leaf trimmed of its outer margins, illustration retouched leaf 275 x 185 mm.
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current week's auction

Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
Los Angeles
October 27, 2014
33
San Francisco
October 27, 2014
16
New York
October 28, 2014
137
New York
October 28, 2014
50
San Francisco
October 28, 2014
69
London
October 29, 2014
291
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