Classic Week at Christie’s London spotlights the original masters of art. Highlights include paintings by Guardi, Fragonard and Turner; an Egyptian sarcophagus; the 17th-century Besler Botanical; exceptional furniture; and The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer.
Classic Week at Christie’s is an unmissable opportunity to acquire a piece of history. Explore the sales from 1 July at our King Street galleries.
Ambitious in scale, The Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi displays the full range of Francesco Guardi’s technical virtuosity
This love token is known as one of a pair commissioned by the Prince of Wales for the woman he loved but was forbidden to marry
Shrouded in mystery for more than 200 years, the Beauneveu Lions were commissioned in the 14th century by Charles V of France
Antiquities specialist Claudio Corsi admires this rare, museum-quality weapon discovered in Holland a century ago
Letters from the touching correspondence between Albert Einstein and his dear friend of more than 50 years
Antiquities specialist Laetitia Delaloye examines an early 6th-century BC vessel attributed to the Carpenter Painter
An expert introduction to exotic visions of the Near East, Middle East and North Africa painted by 19th-century European artists
A closer look at 5 remarkable lots with royal provenance or connections, offered across various sales during Classic Week
About the lot
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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller
With a commitment of sale proceeds to charities, the Rockefellers continue their long legacy of philanthropy. Christie’s has been selected to manage the Spring 2018 auction of more than 2,000 items
Einstein: Letters to a Friend
Einstein's correspondence with his lifelong friend Michele Besso includes discussions of the most important scientific concepts in Einstein's work – including special and general relativity, the cosmological constant, the objective significance of space and time and ‘time’s arrow’.