Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire, May 2011

Hosted by Lord and Lady Ashbrook, a selection of bronzes from the Christie's Predators & Prey II auction were displayed at the magnificent Arley Hall and Gardens from 18 to 22 May 2011.The sculptures were shown alongside a pre-auction exhibition by world-renowned British artist, L.S. Lowry, which included his most famous painting "The Match".

The gardens are considered amongst the finest in Britain and provided a spectacular backdrop for the sculptures. This pre-auction exhibition was opened by Lord David Linley, Chairman of Christie's UK, and was sponsored by Audi UK. Seeing Africa's big cats placed amongst the herbaceous borders, Quercus Ilex Columns, and Pleached Lime Avenue provided an awe-inspiring exhibition for both visitors and collectors alike.

Left to right: Jon Zammett (Head of Audi UK Public Relations), Jane Blood (Director Christie's, UK Northwest and Wales), Dylan Lewis, Viscount Linley (Chairman Christie's UK), Viscount and Viscountess Ashbrook.