RESULTS: Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings & Watercolours

London

Sold:

£3,460,625

$5,443,563

€4,083,538

Lots Sold: 102

Lots Offered: 159

Sold by Lot: 64%

Sold by £: 61%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.573/ €1.180

  

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

90

Henry Herbert La Thangue, R.A. (1859-1929), Shaking down cider apples

300,000 - 500,000

£349,250    

$549,370
€412,115

UK Private

104A

Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959), Shrimp and six ponies on the Ringland Hills

300,000 - 500,000

£313,250    

$492,742
€369,635

UK Trade

91

Henry Herbert La Thangue, R.A. (1859-1929), A Provençal forge

100,000 - 150,000

£121,250   

$190,726
€143,075

UK Art Advisor

146

Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee, P.R.A. (1853-1928), Portrait of the Hon. Mrs Ernest Guinness

70,000 - 100,000

£121,250    

$190,726
€143,075

US Private

45  

Arthur Hughes (1830-1915), A Passing Cloud

50,000 - 70,000

£103,250    

$162,412
€121,835

US Private

49

John William Godward, R.B.A. (1861-1922), Study of a girl's head

80,000 - 120,000

£97,250   

$152,974
€114,755

UK Private

148

Philip Alexius De László, M.V.O., P.R.B.A. (1869-1937), Portrait of Doña María Mercedes de Alvear

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

30,000 - 50,000

£97,250    

$152,974
€114,755

European Private

60

Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1867-1956), The Cider Press

70,000 - 100,000

£79,250    

$124,660
€93,515

US Institution

117 

Sir George Clausen, R.A, R.W.S. (1852-1944), Planting a Tree

70,000 - 100,000

£67,250    

$105,784
€79,355

UK Private

128

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935), A covey of grey partridge

30,000 - 50,000

£67,250    

$105,784
€79,355

UK Private

 

Comment: Peter Brown, Head of Department, Christie’s London and Harriet Drummond, International Head of British Art on Paper: “We are pleased with the results of this sale, particularly the new world auction record for De László, set by ‘Portrait of Doña María Mercedes de Alvear’ which realised £97,250, and the works on paper led by three private collections. Pre-Raphaelite works from a descendent of W. M. Rossetti sold for £297,150; the Middle Eastern views fetched £ 218, 075 and the group of four Thorburns realised £265,400. International bidding was evident throughout the auction with competition between Europe including Russia, Asia and the United States of America.”     

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