RESULTS: 20th Century British Art

20th Century British Art
South Kensington – Thursday, 15 July 2010
Sale no: 5530 – Top Three
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold: 186

Lots Offered: 218

Sold by Lot: 85%

Sold by £: 88%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.525  /  €1.197





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Sir Kyffin Williams, R.A. (1918-2006), Farmer, Blaen Nantmor


£52,850 $80,596

UK Private


Sir Kyffin Williams, R.A. (1918-2006), Man and Horse,  



£34,850 $53,146

UK Private


Sir Kyffin Williams, R.A. (1918-2006), Morfa Conwy


£32,450 $49,486

UK Private


Comment: James Gould, Specialist said:

“New clients embraced the re-formatted 20th century British Art catalogue, which was appreciated by established clients, and also attracted a younger demographic to the category with many bidders under 35 years old.

We were very pleased to achieve the second highest price at auction for Sir Kyffin Williams, R.A. (1918-2006) with his painting Farmer, Blaen Nantmor selling for £52,850; just below the world record price for the artist achieved by Christie’s in 2005. Today’s sale also achieved a world record price for George Fullard, who’s popularity is now on the rise; Fullard’s bronze, Glancing Woman, fetched £18,125.

Property From The Collection Of The Late Edward J Power (lots 189-194) achieved a total of £50,937 against the pre-sale estimate of £18,200-£26,700. This demonstrates Christie’s continued strength for selling Private Collections that are fresh to the market and have a good provenance.

Online bidding via Christie's Live was very active throughout the sale with a vast number of UK-based internet bidders. Online bids were received for over 1/3 of the lots in the sale, whilst online buyers bought or directly underbid over 30% all lots including the two top lots and another two in the top six.”


Press Contact:

Leonie Ashfield                     020 7752 3121            

Next Sale Date:

The next sales of 20th Century British Art are as follows:

29 September 2010 – Single Owner Collection
13 October 2010 – 20th Century British Art

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