Results: 20th Century British & Irish Art Evening Sale - London, 23 May 2012

The 20th Century British & Irish Art Evening Sale realised £9,194,650/ $14,481,574/ €11,410,561, selling 81% by value and 64% by lot.






Lots Sold:  29

Lots Offered: 45

Sold by Lot: 64%

Sold by £: 81%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.575/ €1.241





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Industrial Landscape; Stockport Viaduct, 1958

1,200,000 - 1,800,000



UK Private


Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1891-1959), The Bridle Path, Cookham, 1938

400,000 - 600,000



European Private


Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937), Roses  


250,000 - 350,000



European Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), The Old Horse Ambulance, 1941

500,000 - 800,000



UK Private


Edward Burra (1905-1976), The Gorbals, 1944

500,000 - 800,000



UK Private


Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A. (1871-1935), Ranunculus,

circa 1921

400,000 - 600,000



European Private


Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Going to the Match, 1946

500,000 - 800,000



UK Institution


Gerald Laing (1936-2011), AA D (Racing Car), 1964


60,000 - 80,000





Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A. (1871-1935), Still Life with Roses, yellow background

200,000 - 300,000





George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931), Still life with tulips and fruit  

300,000 - 500,000



European Private



Comment: Philip Harley, Director, Head of 20th Century British & Irish Art, Christie’s London:

“This sale sees the continuation of Christie’s leadership in the market for the Scottish Colourists, led by F. C. Cadell’s ‘Roses’ which achieved a world record price for the artist at auction. British Pop Art was another highlight, with new artist records set for Tilson and Laing, reflecting the demand for key works from the 1960s. L.S. Lowry continues to draw new collectors to the field; once again producing the highest auction price for the category in the first half of 2012.”

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