RESULTS: Impressionist and Modern Day Sale



£ 13,889,550



Lots Sold: 114 

Lots Offered: 139

Sold by Lot: 82 %

Sold by £: 89 %

Exchange Rate£:= $1.607 /  € 1.174





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Tête de fillette, c. 1893

300,000 - 500,000



European Private


Camille Claudel (1856-1943), La valse ou Les valseurs, conceived in 1905 and cast in an edition of twenty-five by 1937

80,000 - 120,000



European Private


Hermann Max Pechstein (1881-1955), Fischkutter in der Nachmittagssonne, 1921

250,000 - 350,000






Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Gabrielle tenant un miroir ou Marie Dupuis tenant un miroir avec un portrait de Coco

300,000 - 400,000



Asian Private


Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939), La Salute. Matin d'hiver, Venise, 1907

250,000 - 350,000



European Private


Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Couple au bord de mer, 1956

300,000 - 500,000



European Private


Marino Marini (1901-1980), Composizione, 1955-56

200,000 - 300,000





Juan Gris (1887-1927), La liseuse, April - November 1926

300,000 - 400,000





Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), La femme au grand chapeau, c. 1919

150,000 - 250,000





Émile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), Héraklès archer, huitième étude dite modèle intermédiaire definitive, conceived in 1909

200,000 - 300,000





Comment: Teresa Krasny, Director and head of sale: The demand for Impressionist and Modern art at every price level was demonstrated at today’s auction which produced the highest selling rates by lot and by value of any corresponding day sale at Christie’s in London. 7 of the top 10 lots sold above their high estimate, including the exquisite lifetime cast of ‘La valse’ by Camille Claudel which sold for £724,450 against a pre-sale estimate of £80,000 to £120,000. 

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