Richard Attenborough's art collection to cross the block

A selection of pieces from the collection of actor and director Richard Attenborough will cross the block at Bonhams London on October 21.

An original poster for Charlie Chaplin's A Dog's Life (1918) is among the highlights, with a valuation of £10,000-15,000 ($15,018-22,527).

Charlie Chaplin Bonhams
The orginal poster for Charlie Chaplin's A Dog's Life could make £15,000

Attenborough (1923-2014) was a hugely popular figure in Britain and around the world.

The sale follows on from the 2009 sale of the bulk of his art collection (including works by Lowry and Christopher Nevinson) at Sotheby's, which realised £4.6m ($6.9m).

His son, Michael, explained: "My parents had impeccable taste, they never bought anything as an investment, but simply because they loved it; and they lived by the firm conviction that beautiful surroundings had the power to humanize, to enrich one's relationship with the world."

Jon Baddeley, managing director of Bonhams London, commented: "Richard Attenborough was a much loved public figure and also, of course, respected and admired the world over as an actor and director.

"This sale will illustrate the many facets of his long life and I know it will attract a great deal of interest."

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