Results: 20th Century British and Irish Art Day Sale - London, 24 May 2012

The 20th Century British and Irish Art Day Sale realised £3,143,475/ $4,925,825/ €3,910,483, selling 74% by value and 72% by lot.

London

Sold:

£3,143,475

$4,925,825

€3,910,483

Lots Sold:  113

Lots Offered: 158

Sold by Lot: 72%

Sold by £: 74%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.567/€1.244

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

228

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Cowles Fish & Chips, Cleator Moor, pencil and coloured crayon on blue paper

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A WORK ON PAPER BY THE ARTIST

60,000 - 80,000

 

£145,250

$227,607

€180,691

 

 

UK Private

184

 

Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981), Feock Creek, oil on canvas


40,000 - 60,000

£97,250

$152,391

€120,979

Anonymous

153

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), Arched Bridge over a River

oil on canvas

60,000 - 80,000

£91,250

$142,989

€113,515

UK Private

229

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Street Scene, Oil on panel

50,000 - 70,000

£85,250

$133,587

€106,051

UK Trade

239

Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (b. 1916), Image of Samuel Beckett, 1979

40,000 - 60,000 

£85,250

$133,587

€106,051

UK Private

225

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), Misty Larchwood, Autumn, 1962

50,000 - 80,000

£73,250

$114,783

€91,123

UK Trade

233

Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), Lady Standing, oil on board

40,000 - 60,000

£58,850

$92,218

€73,209

UK Private

174

Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957), An old Stone in a Field, oil on board

30,000 – 50,000

£55,250

$86,577

€68,731

UK Trade

158

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), Wooded garden from a window, oil on canvas, 1954

40,000 – 60,000

£55,250  

$86,577

€68,731

UK Trade

251

Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980), Roses, oil canvas

50,000 - 70,000

£55,250  

$86,577

€68,731

UK Private

 

 

Comment: William Porter, Senior Director, Head of Day Sale, Christie’s London:

“This sale demonstrates the continued strength of demand for good quality works by the core 20th century British artists. We are particularly pleased to have set a new world auction record for a work on paper by Lowry, with ‘Fish & Chips, Cleator Moor’ which doubled its presale estimate, fetching £145,250. There is clearly a resurgence of confidence in Irish 20th century art, with two of the top ten lots comprising works by Le Brocquy and Yeats and all Irish lots attracting international interest from Ireland to Asia.”

Press Contact:

Hannah Schweiger                    +44 207 389 2964        hschweiger@christies.com

 

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