Christie's employees display paintings that will be auctioned on June 30. The event called Defining British Art will mark the start of Christie's 250th anniversary celebrations. On the left, Ib and Her Husband, a family portrait from 1992 by Lucien Freud, estimated at $26 mln. In the center, Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge, a portrait from 1778 by Sir Joshua Reynolds, estimated at $3-4 mln. On the right, Golden Hours, portrait from 1864 by Frederic, Lord Leighton, estimated at $4-7 mln.

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