Important Works from the Najd Collection, Part II

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Important Works from the Najd Collection, Part II


Important Works from the Najd Collection, Part II
Auction: Mon 8 Jun - Thu 11 Jun 2020
Exhibition: to Thu 11 Jun 2020
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Sale L20105

8 – 11 June 2020 | London | full auction details

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Forming a panoptic picture of North African, Middle Eastern & Ottoman Society a century and more ago, the Najd Collection is the vision of one collector active in the 1980s. Eager to look beyond the confines of their own Western experience, all the artists represented travelled to and spent time in the region to portray first-hand what they saw and experienced. The legacy of their work has provided an invaluable documentary narrative of a world that has since been transformed by modernisation and, in some cases, conflict.

Following the market-defining sale of 40 works in October 2019, Sotheby’s is honoured to present a further 34 Orientalist paintings from the Najd Collection as an online auction running from the 8-11 June. 

Please note that the pre-sale exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries from Friday 5th – Thursday 11th June, by appointment only. Should you wish to view the works in person please contact or telephone +44 207 293 5479.


For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000


For all enquiries please contact:


Claude Piening

Senior Director

Head of Department, London

19th Century European Paintings

+44 (0)20 7293 5658



Mark Poltimore

Deputy Chairman, Europe

Chairman Sotheby’s, Russia

+44 20 7293 5200



Benjamin Doller

Chairman, Americas

Executive Vice President

Impressionist & Modern Art

+1 212 606 7141



Tessa Kostrzewa

Senior Director

Head of Sale

Senior Specialist

19th Century European Paintings

+44 20 7293 5382



Richard Lowkes

Deputy Director


19th Century European Paintings

+44 20 7293 5477



Benedetta Pedrana


19th Century European Paintings

+44 20 7293 6206



Olivier Lefeuvre


Head of Department

Senior Specialist

19th Century & Old Master Paintings

+33 1 5305 5324



Mai Eldib


Co-Head of Sale, Director

Modern and Contemporary Arab Art



Katia Nounou


Head of Office



Beatrice Moller


19th Century Paintings and Victorian Paintings

+44 (0) 20 7293 5732


Harry Edmonds

Department Assistant

19th Century European Paintings

+44 207 293 5479


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