The sale of Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper realised £8,213,375 /$12,894,999 /€9,527,515, selling 84% by lot and 87% by value.
The top lot of the sale was Egon Schiele (1890-1918), Mann auf dem Bauch liegend, 1910 which realised £937,250/ $1,471,483/ €1,087,210.
Cornelia Svedman, Head of Sale, Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper: “This sale welcomed buyers from across 5 continents, with new bidders active throughout. There was a notable strength of demand for German and Austrian works, led by a collection of Emile Nolde watercolours (lot 201-210) which sparked competitive bidding from international collectors and realised £1.8 million, far exceeding their collective pre-sale estimate. We are very pleased to have set a new record price at auction for a work on paper by Oskar Kokschka, with ‘Tochter des Gauklers’ fetching £265,250. We now look forward to the South Kensington sale on 8 February.”