8 May 2009
Charles Walter Simpson (1885-1971)
Preparing for the start, Ascot
signed 'Charles Simpson' (lower left)
gouache on paper
21 x 29½ in. (53.4 x 75 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 March 2005, lot 273.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Pop art was not an all-American phenomenon — the UK, in fact, was where it started. Illustrated with works from our Modern British Art sales in June
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets