RESULTS: Old Master & British Paintings

The auction of Old Master and British Paintings realized £2,518,150 / $4,117,175 / €2,832,919 and was 82% sold by value.







Lots Sold: 63

Lots Offered: 96

Sold by Lot: 66%

Sold by £: 82%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.635/  €1.125





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome) A capriccio of Roman ruins with the Pantheon, the Temple of Antonino and Faustina, the statue of Marco Aurelio, the Trajan Column, the Temple of Fortuna Virilis, the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli and figures conversing amongst architectural fragments

120,000 - 180,000



European Private


Circle of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768) The Piazza San Marco, Venice, looking east towards the Basilica and the Doge's Palace

40,000 - 60,000






Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp 1582-1647),  Nectarines and grapes in a basket on a table, with plums, oranges, a butterfly and a beetle,

70,000 - 100,000





Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784) Portrait of Frederick, Lord North K.G., later 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792), half-length, in a red coat and waistcoat, with the sash and star of the Order of the Garter, before a draped curtain, 1787.

40,000 - 60,000



US Institution


Pieter Gysels (Antwerp 1621-1691)

A village landscape with a milkmaid, cattle and other figures

80,000 - 120,000




US Private




Salomon van Ruysdael (Naarden ?1600/3-1670 Haarlem)

A river landscape with sportsmen duck shooting from a boat

40,000 - 60,000



European Trade


Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto

The Grand Canal, Venice, looking north-east from Santa Croce to San Geremia; and The Grand Canal, Venice, looking south-east, from San Stae to the Fabbriche Nuove di Rialto

25,000 - 35,000






George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire 1734-1802 Kendal, Cumbria) Portrait of Lady Emma Hamilton, as Cassandra, half length, in a white robe, a laurel wreath crowning her head,

30,000 - 50,000



UK Trade


Attributed to the Studio of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, El Greco (Crete 1541-1614 Toledo) Head of an Apostle

15,000 - 20,000



European Trade


Nicolas Mignard (Troyes 1606-1668 Paris) The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist




US Private


Comment: Clementine Kerr, Head of Sale: This afternoon’s Old Master & British Paintings sale built on the successes of yesterday’s sale at South Kensington. The bidding was consistent and competitive, showing the continuing buoyancy of the middle market. There were strong prices across the schools, with a Jacob van Hulsdonck Still life, an Allan Ramsay Portrait of Lord North, and a Circle of Canaletto Piazza San Marco, Venice, all making more than double their low estimates.


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