Alex Capon is Digital Editor and Art Market columnist for Antiques Trade Gazette, covering all aspects of reporting on auctions for paintings, drawing, prints and sculpture at sales in the UK, US and across the globe.
He succeeds Miranda Leslie who is leaving the company after ten years in the role. Bonhams said she was departing “to pursue other projects”. Graham-Campbell has been head of Bonhams’ valuations team north of the border for the past 13 years and is a member of the company’s UK Board. He joined the firm in 2004 after previously running the valuations department at Christie’s Scotland.
The first key lot to be announced in the upcoming London auction series, An Academy by Lamplight from 1769 was a trademark candlelit picture but is now one of the artist’s few works of this quality and scale remaining in private hands. The £2.5m-3.5m pitch is the highest estimate ever placed on a work by the artist at auction.
The birds-eye view of the “Windy City” dates from 1857, 14 years before the Great Chicago Fire which destroyed much of the area and left 100,000 people homeless. The map was completed just one year after the Illinois Central Railroad was built (it appears in the foreground) and was printed by Braunhold & Sonne. It includes a lower margin legend indicating street names, homes, churches and points of industrial interest.
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