Christie’s Review of the Season 1995 offers a panoramic view of the diversity of works of art that have passed through Christie’s during the past season. Ranging from Old Master Pictures to Film Memorabilia, the book is interspersed with articles written by Christie’s specialists, who offer their personal accounts of some of the highlights of the year. These include the spectacular sale of works of art from Houghton Hall, Norfolk, the New York Rudolf Nureyev sale, and the sale of the Diana Cargo, which had lain at the bottom of the sea for nearly two hundred years. The hammer went down on some outstanding masterpieces: Monet’s Rouen Cathedral, Stubbs’ Portrait of the Royal Tiger, Leonardo d Vinci’s Codex Hammer and the famous Fabergé Winter Egg, all of which are examined in individual articles. Lavishly illustrated, the Review of the Season 1995 is an essential guide to the international art market.
Edited by Francis Russell and James Peill. Published by Christies of London in 1995. Hard cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 332x255x22mm. ISBN 0903432463.
233 pp incl index and list of international offices. Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. Clean and well bound. No inscriptions, annotations or markings. An auction catalogue for the 1995 season. Prices and descriptions with occasional descriptive commentary.