RESULTS: 20th Century British & Irish Art






Lots Sold:  87

Lots Offered: 119

Sold by Lot: 73%

Sold by £: 71%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.449/  €1.175





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), Grace McColl, 1930


300,000 - 500,000



Richard Green Gallery


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), An old street in Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1952

250,000 - 350,000



UK Private


Lynn Chadwick, R.A. (1914-2003), Mobile, 1951

120,000 - 180,000





John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992), Abstraction, 1937

150,000 - 250,000



Richard Green Gallery


Patrick Caulfield, R.A. (1936-2005), Concrete Villa, Brunn, 1963

200,000 - 300,000



UK Trade


Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993), Larger lying down horse, 1972

120,000 - 180,000





Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Sailing Boats, 1956

60,000 - 80,000





Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980), Forest with Chains, 1970

100,000 - 150,000



UK Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Children on the Beach, 1965

70,000 - 100,000





Lynn Chadwick, R.A. (1914-2003), Sitting Figures, 1989

80,000 - 120,000



UK Trade


Comment: Philip Harley, Director, Head of 20th Century British & Irish Art, Christies London:

“This auction attracted a packed saleroom and lively telephone bidding. We are thrilled to have set a new world auction record for John Duncan Fergusson with the cover lot, his Art Deco portrait of Grace McColl which realised £565,250; breaking the previous record for the artist which was established at Christie’s in 1989. Works which were fresh to the market with interesting provenance continue to rank as the sale highlights.”   

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