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

Robert Dodd - Battle Of Camperdown

Robert Dodd - Battle Of Camperdown

After 1798
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Lot number: 1
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A pair of prints relating to the Battle of Camperdown the first: after Robert Dodd (British, 1748-1816) View of the British Fleet at Noon on the 11th October 1797, Bearing down to attack the Dutch Fleet under the Command of Admiral De Winter with the Action commencing in the Rear by his Majesty's Ship the Monarch...., Published London, March 1798, by J. Brydon, Charing Cross, hand colored; the second: after Thomas Whitcombe (British, 1760-1824) The Dutch Fleet Defeated on the Afternoon of the 11th October 1797 showing the Flag Ship of Admiral de Winter dis-masted and on the point of surrendering to the British Admiral..., Published London, October 27th 1799, by J. Brydon, Charing Cross, hand colored, dedicated to Lord Viscount Duncan, the officers and seamen. [not examined out of the frames] (2) 19-1/4 x 28-1/2 in. (48.8 x 72.4 cm.), sight [each].
William Frederick - Narrative Of A Voyage To The Pacific And Beering's Strait

William Frederick - Narrative Of A Voyage To The Pacific And Beering's Strait

Original 1831
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Lot number: 15
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BEECHEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM. 1796-1856. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom ... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. 2 volumes. 4to (275 x 204 mm). xxi, [3] errata, directions to binder, 392; vii, [1] directions to binder, [393]-742 pp. 23 engraved and lithographed plates, 3 maps (2 folding). 19th century calf over mauve pebbled cloth, spines with gilt-lettered burgundy leather labels. Custom cloth slipcase. Light foxing to plates, lacks 2 pp publisher's ads, light shelfwear. FIRST EDITION. "[Beechey's] book provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest ... Beechey described the Eskimos of the north and relates his meeting with John Adams, last survivor of the mutiny on the Bounty, who gave Beechey a lengthy account. In the course of this voyage Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific" (Hill). "Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn's Island, the coast of California, etc" (Sabin 4347). Cowan II p 42; Hill p 18; Howes B309; Lada-Mocarski 95;
Conor Harrington - Dance With The Devil

Conor Harrington - Dance With The Devil

Original 2013
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Lot number: 1
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Conor Harrington (Irish, born 1980) Dance With the Devil 2013 signed, titled and dated 2013 on the reverse oil and spray paint on linen 200 by 250 cm. 78 3/4 by 98 7/16 in. This work was executed in 2013. Footnotes Provenance Collection of the Artist, London
Alberto Giacometti - Nu Debout Sur Un Socle

Alberto Giacometti - Nu Debout Sur Un Socle

Original 1963
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Lot number: 1
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Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966) Nu debout sur un socle signed 'A Giacometti' (lower right) blue ballpoint pen on paper 14.8 x 5.7cm (5 13/16 x 2 1/4in). Executed circa 1963 Footnotes The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti and will be included in the e-catalogue raisonné currently being prepared. Provenance The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. Private collection, London (acquired from the above).
Gastone Novelli - Anno Luce

Gastone Novelli - Anno Luce

Original 1957
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Lot number: 1
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Gastone Novelli (1925-1968) Anno Luce 1957 signed and dated 57 ; signed and titled on the reverse oil and mixed media on canvas 130.5 by 99.5 cm. 51 3/8 by 39 3/16 in. Footnotes This work is registered in the Archivio Gastone Novelli , Rome, under no. P/1957/49, and is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity. Provenance Galleria La Salita, Rome Sanford Meisner Collection, Beverly Hills Acquired directly from the above by the present owner Literature Paola Bonani, Marco Rinaldi, Alessandra Tiddia, Gastone Novelli. Catalogo Generale, 1. Pittura e scultura , Milan 2011, p. 145, no. P/1957/49, description of the work listed
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London
January 27, 2015
112
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January 28, 2015
80
New York
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86
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