Robin Hereford graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in the History of Art & Architecture and joined Bonhams in 1998.
As a valuer based in the London Art Collections, Estates & Valuations Department, Robin handles valuations for insurance, probate and sale, as well as market valuations for tax and estate planning purposes.
He has a particular focus on private client work, and has been responsible for the sale of several large single-owner collections including 'The Zimmerman Horological Collection', 'The Contents of Purslow Hall' and 'The Delphinium Collection', an important collection of early 18th Century Meissen porcelain. Recent sales Robin has overseen include 'The Chelsea Collection of Severin Wunderman', 'The Contents of Chateau Montfort' and ' Poetry: The Roy Davids Collection Part III': probably the finest collection of poetry manuscripts ever offered at auction.
Over the years he has handled the successful valuation and sale of many corporate art collections, including those of several FTSE 100 companies, as well as carrying out valuations for museums, galleries and notably the Houses of Parliament. Career highlights have included the sales of artworks by Stubbs, Dali, Giacometti and Frink, alongside more unusual items such as Lord Lucan's writing desk.