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.

London

 

Sold:

£2,518,150

$4,117,175

€2,832,919

Lots Sold: 63

Lots Offered: 96

Sold by Lot: 66%

Sold by £: 82%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.635/  €1.125

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

91

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

£253,250

$414,064
€316,562

European Private

97  

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

£241,250

$394,444

€271,406

Anonymous

31

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

£211,250

$345,394
€237,656

Anonymous

49

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

£103,250

$168,814
€116,156

US Institution

36

Pieter Gysels (Antwerp 1621-1691)

A village landscape with a milkmaid, cattle and other figures

80,000 - 120,000

£97,250

$159,004
€109,406

 

US Private

 

 

12

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

A river landscape with sportsmen duck shooting from a boat

40,000 - 60,000

£79,250

$129,574
€89,156

European Trade

96

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

£75,650

$123,688

€85,106

Anonymous

63

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

£73,250

$119,764
€82,406

UK Trade

1

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

15,000 - 20,000

£61,250

$100,144
€68,906

European Trade

67

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

60,000-80,000

£55,250

$90,334
€62,156

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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