Author Archives: Francesca Whitham

  1. Leonora Philipps: Yes, to women’s rights

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    2018 is an iconic year marking 100 years since since the passing of the Representation of the People Act in which the right to vote was extended to women. To mark the occasion we are proud to announce Lot 45 in our forthcoming Fine Pictures sale on 26th April, a beautiful portrait of Leonora Philipps, a political activist and campaigner for women’s rights who sadly passed away three years before the law was passed.

  2. Manuel Marin: A Balancing Act

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    Let me introduce Manuel Marin the bull fighting artist. Marin was born in Cieza, Spain in 1942 surrounded by the tradition of bull fighting. Marin became fascinated with the art of bull fighting and went on to fight some of the greatest bull fighters of the age including Chicuelo Segundo, Pedras Montero and Manuel Benitez better known as ‘El Cordobes’.