RESULTS: Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

The Evening Sale of Old Master & British Paintings realized £49,766,050 / $79,625,680 / €54,991,485, selling 67% by lot and 83% by value. This is the third highest total for the category at Christie’s in London

London

Sold:

£49,766,050

$79,625,680

€54,991,485

Lots Sold:  41

Lots Offered: 61

Sold by Lot: 68%

Sold by £: 83%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.60/  €1.105

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

12

George Stubbs, A.R.A. (Liverpool 1724-1806 London), Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a trainer, a jockey and a stable lad

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

20,000,000 - 30,000,000

£22,441,250

$35,906,000

€24,797,581

Piers Davies Fine Art

on behalf of a client

10

Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (Sudbury, Suffolk 1727-1788 London), Portrait of Mrs. William Villebois, full-length, in masquerade dress, with a blue gown and a lace-edged satin skirt, holding a diaphanous wrap, beside a pilaster

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

4,000,000 - 6,000,000

£6,537,250

$10,459,600
€7,223,661

UK Advisor

63

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese 1475-1564 Rome), A male nude, seen from behind (recto); Studies of male nudes (verso)

3,000,000 - 5,000,000

£3,177,250

$5,083,600

€3,510,861

Anonymous

7

Marcus Gheeraerts II (Bruges 1561/2-1636 London), Portrait of Frances Howard, Countess of Hertford, later Duchess of Lennox and Richmond, full-length, in a masquerade dress, with a wreath of pansies in her hair, 1611

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

£1,721,250

$2,754,000
€1,901,981

UK Private

37

Simon Jacobsz. de Vlieger (Rotterdam 1600/1-1653 Weesp), Dutch frigates exchanging salutes in a calm, with yachts, a rowing boat, a sloop carrying personnel, and fishermen on the shore

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

400,000 - 600,000

£1,553,250

$2,485,200

€1,716,341

US Private

59

Taddeo Gaddi (Florence active ?mid-1320s-1366), A triptych: central panel: The Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints; wings: The Nativity with the Angel of the Annunciation; and The Crucifixion with Virgin Annunciate

inscribed 'AVE GR ATIA

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

1,200,000 - 1,800,000

£1,329,250

$2,126,800

€1,468,821

European Private

35

Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594-1680), A blackberry pie, an upturned nautilus cup, a salt-cellar, a façon- de-Venise flute of wine, a silver ewer, an upturned roemer, hazelnuts, a silver knife and a knife-case, on a partly-draped table with pewter plates

400,000 - 600,000

£847,650

$1,356,240

€936,653

Anonymous

21

Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London), Dash, a setter in a wooded landscape

400,000 - 600,000

£825,250

$1,320,400

€911,901

European Private

5

Jacob Claesz. van Utrecht (?Utrecht, c. 1480-after 1530 ?Lübeck), A triptych: central panel: The Annunciation; wings: Portrait of Herman Plönnies, Ratsherr of Lübeck, with Saint Matthew; and Portrait of his wife, Ida Greverade, with Saint Catherine of Alexandria; outer faces: Saint Christopher carrying the Christ Child; and Saint Anthony Abbot

100,000 - 150,000

£769,250

$1,230,800
€850,021

Anonymous

57

Spinello di Luca Spinelli, called Spinello Aretino (Arezzo 1350/2-1410)

The Lamentation

300,000 - 400,000

£713,250

$1,141,200

€788,141

Anonymous

 

Comment: *See separate release

 

Press Contact:

Matthew Paton                    +44 207 389 2965                      mpaton@christies.com

Next Sale Date:

The Old Master and British Paintings Day sale will be held on 6th July 2011.

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