British-Hollywood icon Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), famous for her role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939 among other films, will be honoured by Sotheby’s on 26 September 2017. The auction house brings together The Vivien Leigh Collection which comprises paintings, jewellery, couture, books, furniture, porcelain, objets d’art and further items celebrating all aspects of her life, from the pre-war years in London, to Hollywood and beyond, up to her death in 1967.
Artworks and personal objects from the city and country homes Vivien shared with her husband Laurence Oliver will give a new perspective on the celebrated actress, from her appreciation of art and patronage of Modern British artists, to her passion for books and fondness for entertaining and interior design.
The estate of Vivien Leigh commented: “We hope people take as much pleasure from this collection as our grandparents, parents and families have done.”
In total, approximately 250 lots will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in London on 26 September 2017.