The greatest names in the history of the fine and decorative arts come together ahead of what’s set to be a record-breaking sale season at Sotheby’s in London. Everything from rare works by Cranach and Sansovino, to newly restituted works by Klimt and Malevich, treasures from Castle Howard, major works by Francis Bacon, cockerel candelabra and an 18th-century automaton mouse, are on view in Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries. ‘Masterworks in Dialogue’ is a curated exhibition that creates a conversation between artists of different eras, styles and mediums. Juxtaposed in unexpected ways, around themes such as money, religion, fashion and conflict, the exhibition finds new ways to explore the history of art from the Renaissance to the present day. Collections can be driven by disparate obsessions. This work by Lucian Freud comes from the collection of late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who owned both the work

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