June Preview

June looks like it is going to be a fantastic month as summer begins to show here in the UK and the kids are back from school.

It looks to be an equally exciting and interesting time for events and anniversaries. Among those to watch out for this month are:

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Hilma af Klint: Major New Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings: Opening 12th June

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings  features many of the artists most celebrated pieces and shines a light on her early botanical works. The show also includes several works which have never been placed on public view before. 

The Swedish painter Hilma af Klint is recognised as a pioneer of abstract art and is considered one of the truly imaginative and innovative female artists of the early 20th century.

To view a selection of our Hilma af Klint images please click here.


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The Medici Portraits & Politics, 1512-1570: Major New Exhibition at the MET

The Medici Portraits & Politics, 1512-1570: Opening 26th June

This exhibition features over 90 works including drawings, medals, and paintings of Florence's elite during a time of great change in the city.

Included are works by the period's most celebrated artists, from Raphael, Jacopo Pontormo, and Rosso Fiorentino to Benvenuto Cellini, Agnolo Bronzino, and Francesco Salviati.

To view a selection of our Florentine portraiture please click here.


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Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels: Auction

Magnificent Jewels 9th June , New York

Sotheby's Luxury Week incorporates their Magnificent Jewels sale. On sale will be some of the finest examples of jewels and jewellery in the world. Gems worn by some of the world's elite.  

Names such as Cartier, Sterlé, René Boivinto and Van Cleef & Arpels are abound and available to discerning collectors looking for special designs dating from the 19th Century to the present day.

To view a selection of our wonderful jewellery images please click here.


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Anna Atkins: Trail blazing Photographer

150 Years since Anna Atkins death - 9th June

Anna Atkins was an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. Some sources say that she was the first woman to create a photograph.

To see a selection of her incredible later work click here.


Coming Up in July

  • 85 years since the beginning of the Spanish Civil War - Click Here
  • 150th Birthday of Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger - Click Here
  • 75 years since the death of Alfred Stieglitz - Click Here

Coming Up in August

  • 60th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall - Click Here
  • Barack Obama's 60th birthday - Click Here
  • 500 years since the fall of the Aztec empire - Click Here


If you would like to see any more images on a particular subject or even one we haven't highlighted here please do get in touch. We'd be delighted to help!


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