RESULTS: Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings & Watercolours

London

Sold:

£4,946,750

$7,306,350

€5,926,207

Lots Sold: 62

Lots Offered: 108

Sold by Lot: 57%

Sold by £: 69%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.477/  €1.198

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

169  

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A., R.W.S. (1836-1912), Under the Roof of Blue Ionian Weather

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

£1,026,850

$1,516,657
€1,230,166

European Private

168  

Herbert James Draper (1854-1920), The Sea Maiden

800,000 - 1,200,000

£937,250    

$1,384,318
€1,122,826

U.S. Private

110  

Sir George Clausen, R.A., R.W.S. (1852-1944), Head of a young girl (Rose Grimsdale)

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A WORK ON PAPER BY THE ARTIST

250,000 - 350,000

£505,250    

$746,254
€605,290

U.K. Trade

164  

John William Waterhouse, R.A. (1848-1917), Dolce Far Niente

250,000 - 350,000

£289,250   

$427,222
€346,522

Australasian Private

167   

John William Godward (1858-1922), A Roman Beauty

150,000 - 200,000

£241,250    

$356,326
€289,018

European Private

142  

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935), Grouse in flight

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

60,000 - 80,000

£217,250    

$320,878
€260,266

U.K. Private

111  

Sir George Clausen, R.A., R.W.S. (1852-1944), The Morning Walk

100,000 - 150,000

£205,250    

$303,154
€245,890

U.K. Trade

132  

Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959), A huntsman approaching a ditch

60,000 - 80,000

£205,250    

$303,154
€245,890

U.K. Private

112  

Henry Herbert La Thangue, R.A. (1859-1929), Ligurian Grapes

200,000 - 300,000

£199,250    

$294,292
€238,702

U.K. Private

136  

Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959), Early Morning, Newmarket

60,000 - 80,000

£85,250    

$125,914
€102,130

Anonymous

 

Comment: Peter Brown, Head of Department, Christie’s London and Harriet Drummond, International Head of British Art on Paper:

Solid bidding was witnessed throughout the sale, particularly for works on paper such as the magnificent Clausen pastel and large Thorburn which set a new world auction record for the artist. Having been the subject of extensive admiration during pre-sale viewing, we are pleased that The Sea Maiden by Herbert James Draper, offered by The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Truro, realised £937,250. This sale saw lively participation from Europe, Russia, the United States and Australia.” 

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