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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF EDMUND ARNOLD (1902-1954)
Christie’s are delighted to be offering the following works from the collection of Edmund Arnold (1902-1954). As Chairman and Managing Director of E.J. Arnold & Son, Leeds, a company established in 1863 that were leading printers, publishers and book distributors of the time, Arnold developed a keen eye that translated capably into the realm of collecting art. Arnold’s passion for twentieth-century art went beyond his own esteemed private collection, taking up the post of Treasurer for the Leeds Art Collection Fund, succeeded by his son Edmund Martin Arnold. Other important works that were formerly in his collection include, Mother and Child, 1932, (LH 126) by Henry Moore, Leeds City Art Gallery; Biolith, 1948-49, (BH 155) by Barbara Hepworth, Yale Centre for Visual Arts; and Portrait of a Woman by L.S. Lowry, Leeds City Art Gallery. Arnold’s other passions included car racing, and in the early 1950s he competed in the Montecarlo Rally in his Aston Martin Lagonda.