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Peter Rees

Peter Rees is a Director and Head of Sale for Bonhams Victorian and 19th Century European Art Department, which sells a rich and diverse range of paintings by the leading British and European artists of the period in twice-yearly sales.

Peter has been involved in a number of high value sales and important collections, helping the department to achieve world auction records for a number of artists, including Archibald Thorburn, Stanhope Forbes and Dorothea Sharp.

Peter studied at Leeds University, before joining an auction house in Sussex. He joined Phillips in 2001 and, following the merger of Phillips UK with Bonhams and Brooks, continued to work as a Specialist in 19th Century Paintings with Bonhams, being appointed Department Director in 2003, and Director in 2007.