Art of Travel sale brings eclectic mix

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Art of Travel, a new themed online sale, will be staged by auction house Sotheby’s in December.

It brings together a wide range of objects: paintings of inspiring destinations, photographs, maps and luxury travel collectibles, including Louis Vuitton vintage luggage.

The sale opens with a selection of highlights on view at Belmond Cadogan Hotel on 2 December, and bidding will continue until the 12th.

Highlights will also be on public view in Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries from 7 to 11 December.

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Norman Parkinson’s The Art of Travel, 1951

Richard Lowkes, Sotheby’s 19th-century European paintings specialist, in charge of the sale, commented: “Our sale Art of Travel offers an eclectic selection of property from across nine collecting categories, designed to appeal to the 21st-century traveller.

“The sale’s title can be read in several ways – not least, it is the title of Norman Parkinson’s iconic 1951 photograph, which is included in the sale. The early 20th-century Louis Vuitton luggage on offer evokes this same spirit of travel at its most refined and elegant.

“At the same time, the sale is rich in art inspired by travel – from Jacques Majorelle’s scenes of Marrakech or West Africa to Lucien Levy-Dhurmer’s Symbolist vision of Venice. The maps and atlases, some from the 17th century, bring to life an earlier age of travel and exploration. With estimates ranging from £600 to £60,000, the sale offers opportunities for collectors at every level.”

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Thomas Baines, The British Expedition to Abyssinia

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