RESULTS: 20th Century British & Irish Art

London

Sold:

£4,504,000

$6,526,296

€5,292,200

Lots Sold:  87

Lots Offered: 119

Sold by Lot: 73%

Sold by £: 71%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.449/  €1.175

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

58

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

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

300,000 - 500,000

£565,250    

$819,047
€664,169

Richard Green Gallery

81  

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

250,000 - 350,000

£301,250    

$436,511
€353,969

UK Private

74  

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

120,000 - 180,000

£235,250   

$340,877
€276,419

Anonymous

24  

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

150,000 - 250,000

£217,250    

$314,795
€255,269

Richard Green Gallery

115  

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

200,000 - 300,000

£217,250   

$314,795
€255,269

UK Trade

67  

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

120,000 - 180,000

£181,250    

$262,631
€212,969

Anonymous

78  

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

60,000 - 80,000

£157,250    

$227,855
€184,769

Anonymous

36   

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

100,000 - 150,000

£133,250    

$193,079
€156,569

UK Private

83  

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

70,000 - 100,000

£130,850    

$189,602
€153,749

Anonymous

77  

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

80,000 - 120,000

£115,250    

$166,997
€135,419

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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