Bring Grand Tour style to your own home: buy at auction online09 November 2023 More than 450 lots of European sculpture, Old Master paintings and ancient art are coming to auction this month.
The Grand Tour, the 17th- to early 19th-century aristocratic custom of a trip to
Italy to expand your education and cultural horizons, saw thousands of objects and artefacts brough back from Europe to Britain. You can buy into this look with artefacts coming up at auction.
Leeds and London antiques dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at auction house Dreweatts on November 14-15.
The auction comprises nearly 460 lots from its collection in its Leeds home of Bardon Hall, which the sale is named after.
In the catalogue, art historian Sir Timothy Clifford described Barton Hall in Westwood Lane on the outskirts of Leeds as “remarkable, a sort of castle of Otranto… stuffed with marbles, bronzes large and small, Italian drawings, paintings and even some Renaissance medals and plaquettes”.
Here is a selection of the lots coming up at Dreweatts on November 14-15.