Andrew McKenzie Bonhams
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Andrew McKenzie has been Head of Old Master Paintings at Bonhams since 2001. He first joined the company in 1987, shortly after receiving his degree in History from Cambridge University, and became Head of the Print department two years later.

Andrew's successes at Bonhams have included a world auction record of £1.6 million for Abraham Mignon's Still Life of Flowers; Velázquez's newly discovered Portrait of a Gentleman for £3 million; Lucas Cranach the Elder's Venus and Cupid for £2.2 million; Still Life of Peaches by Adriaen Coorte for £2 million; a newly discovered Crucifixion by Lorenzo Veneziano for £1.68 million; and in 2013, the sale of Fragonard's Portrait of François-Henri, 5th Duc d'Harcourt, which at £17.1 million was a world record for a French Old Master and a world record price for an Old Master Painting at auction that year.

Andrew has a lifelong interest in history with a special expertise in, and love of, the Highlands. As a committee member of the Clan Mackenzie Society for Scotland and the UK, he often visits Scotland and writes on family history, including his publication in 2012, May we be Britons? A History of the Mackenzies. In 2017, he gave a lecture entitled Highland Savages? On the patronage of the arts in the Highlands at the Grantown Museum, where Bonhams sponsored an exhibition and conference on the artist, Richard Waitt. McKenzie's fascination with British history is reflected in a passion for British portraiture. Recent achievements in this field at Bonhams have included the sale of William Dobson's Self-Portrait for a record sum of £1.1 million, which has since been loaned to the National Portrait Gallery and to Tate Britain.

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