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“Yes, it’s back again, but this time selling directly from Burrough Court from whence it originally came and where Wallis first met Edward.”

Jonathan Humbert of auction house Humbert & Ellis, which offered the pink velvet sofa where Edward, Prince of Wales, and Wallis Simpson first met in 1936.

“It feels very fitting to have bought a work with this particular provenance as the purpose of our privately-owned collection of modern and contemporary British art is to share it publicly.”

Laura Wardle, director of the Jerwood Collection. The institute bought Encounter No 1 by Michael Ayrton in Cheffins’ recent sale of a private collection, not available to the public.

“Having presented full details to 2018 exhibitors, more than half of them declined to show in 2019.”

Announcement on the Penman Fairs website concerning their Windsor fair. Though it was posted earlier this year, it is among the many changes announced this week.

“You don’t need to know every fact behind an artwork to enjoy it. Anyone can enjoy anything.”

Ossian Ward of Lisson Gallery whose new book Look Again: How to Experience the Old Masters, came out last month.

“Arguably the most famous book in world literature.”

Pom Harrington of Peter Harrington on Shakespeare’s First Folio, which will be exhibited at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair next month.


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