Francis Russell

Deputy chairman of Christie’s UK, specialising in Old Masters. His books include 101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour, and 123 Places in Turkey: A Private Grand Tour


  • The road to ruins

    Francis Russell drives the highways and byways of Rough Cilicia

    From Issue 59

    Not so far from the madding crowd, yet largely ignored, ‘Rough Cilicia’ hides a wealth of Roman and Byzantine ruins for those exploring the eastern stretches of Turkey’s Mediterranean. Francis Russell shows the way

  • Christmas in ruins

    From Issue 54

    Last Christmas, the art historian Francis Russell escaped the festivities for a hectic week revisiting the Aegean’s most fascinating historic sites, in readiness for a new, enlarged edition of his guide ‘Places in Turkey: A Pocket Grand Tour’. Here is his diary of an action-packed week

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Issue 59, June 2019 Behind Closed Doors
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