RESULTS: 20th Century British & Irish Art Including The Selwyn Demmy Collection of Works by L. S. Lowry

London

Sold:

£9,897,625

$15,994,562

€11,600,017

Lots Sold: 

Lots Offered: 141

Sold by Lot: 79%

Sold by £: 93%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.616/  € 1.172

  

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

43

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), The Steps, Irk Place, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1928'

400,000 - 600,000

£713,250

$1,152,612
€835,929

Anonymous

46

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Street scene, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1958'

300,000 - 500,000

£657,250

$1,062,116
€770,297

Anonymous

57

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), St Michael and All Angels, Angel Meadow, Manchester, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1941'  

400,000 - 600,000

£553,250

$894,052
€648,409

UK Private

48

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), The Playground, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1945'

500,000 - 700,000

£553,250

$894,052
€648,409

UK Trade

26

Sir Winston Churchill, O.M., R.A. (1874-1965), The Giza Pyramids at Cairo, signed with initials 'W.S.C.'

350,000 - 500,000

£421,250  

$680,740
€493,705

UK Private

59

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), River scene; Wasteland, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1935'

200,000 - 300,000

£397,250

$641,956
€465,577

UK Private

60

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), An Open Space, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1968'

250,000 - 350,000

£373,250

$603,172
€437,449

Anonymous

104

Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957), A horseman enters a town at night, signed 'JACK B. YEATS'

300,000 - 500,000

£349,250

$564,388
€409,321

European Private

47

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Yachts at Lytham, signed and dated 'L.S. Lowry 1950' 

250,000 - 350,000

£337,250

$544,996
€395,257

UK Trade

124

Sir Peter Blake, R.A. (b. 1932), Loelia, World's Most Tattooed Lady, signed with carved initials 'PB'

100,000 - 150,000

£337,250

$544,996
€395,257

UK Private

 

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

"We are very pleased with the excellent result achieved for The Selwyn Demmy Collection of works by L.S. Lowry, which realised £5,182,050, led by The Steps, Irk Place, 1928, which sparked competitive bidding and realised £713,250. The study for St Michael and All Angels, Angel Meadow, Manchester, 1931, by L.S. Lowry set a new World Auction Record for a Work on Paper by the Artist, selling for £115,250. Other sale highlights include the iconic proto-pop work Loelia, World's Most Tattooed Lady by Peter Blake, from 1955. Strong results for British sculpture were secured for works by Hepworth, Moore and Armitage. This sale attracted notable international bidding from the United States of America, Asia and Europe, with many new clients participating throughout.”

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Hannah Schmidt                    +44 207 389 2964                         hschmidt@christies.com

 

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