Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani

During his lifetime Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani (1966-2014) of Qatar earnt a reputation as one of the world’s most avid art collectors. As well as buying fine art, he amassed a vast and diverse collection which ranged from antiquities and coins to travel books and vintage bicycles.

World's top collector dies aged 48

10 November 2014

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, once considered the world’s biggest art collector, died at his London home on November 9 aged 48.

High Court issues order freezing sheikh’s assets

12 November 2012

The High Court has issued an order freezing $15m of assets belonging to art collector Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani.

Qatari’s unpaid bill reaches High Court

05 November 2012

The High Court has reserved judgment on whether to continue freezing the assets of a Qatari sheikh accused of being a serial defaulter on debts run up at auction.

Arrest to end Qatar spending spree?

22 March 2005

The recent arrest of Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar appears to mark the end of a remarkable one-man, eight-year spending spree in the global art market.


Clive of India flask remains in UK – law change suggested

22 December 2004

A LEADING figure in the world of heritage is calling for a change in the export licence rules – after the decision to keep a valuable work of art in the UK.