RESULTS: Old Masters and 19th Century Art Day Sale

London

Sold:

£6,201,000

$9,369,711

€7,434,999

Lots Sold: 181 

Lots Offered: 302

Sold by Lot: 60 %

Sold by £: 69 %

Exchange Rate£:= $1.511/ € 1.199

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

126

Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, The Temptation of Saint Anthony

12,000 - 16,000

£205,250

$310,133
€246,095

European Trade

105

Attributed to Adam van Breen (?Amsterdam c. 1585-c. 1645 Noorwegen) A winter landscape with elegant skaters on a frozen lake, a town beyond

40,000 - 60,000

£193,250

$292,001
€231,707

European Trade

200

Giovanni dal Ponte (Florence 1385-1437/8)  A Nobleman and Lady - panel from a cassone or spalliera

on gold ground panel

20,000 - 30,000

£175,250

$264,803
€210,125

European Trade

124

Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1430/40-1494 Bruges)

The wings of a triptych: Saint Christopher; and Saint James the Greater

70,000 - 100,000

£157,250

$237,605
€188,543

European Private

243

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863), Ecce Homo

60,000 - 80,000

£157,250

$237,605
€188,543

European Private

255

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)

Pêcheur amarré sur la rive verte

60,000 - 80,000

£157,250

$237,605
€188,543

Asian Private

284

Hans Makart (Austrian, 1840-1884), Der Liebesbrief

60,000 - 80,000

£133,250

$201,341
€159,767

European Trade

214

Lorenzo Lippi (Florence 1606-1665), Consul Gaius Popillius drawing a circle around King Antiochus IV

40,000 - 60,000

£121,250

$183,209
€145,379

UK Trade

287

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian, 1793-1865)

Three graces garlanded with roses

70,000 - 100,000

£121,250

$183,209
€145,379

European Private

258

Jean-François Raffaëlli (Paris 1850-1924), La belle endormie

50,000 - 70,000

£115,250

$174,143
€138,185

US Private

 

 

Comment: Paul Raison, Director and Head of Old Masters and 19th Century Art, Christie’s London: The middle market in this category continues to produce consistent results. We saw fiercely competitive bidding for many of the most temptingly estimated works of art. Paintings from the 19th century continued the strong performance seen at yesterday’s evening auction, providing 5 of the top 10 lots at today’s sale. The two auctions of Old Masters and 19th Century art have realised a combined total of £48,539,750 / $73,639,934 / €58,453,193. 

 

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