RESULTS: Andrew Wyld: Connoisseur Dealer, 10 July 2012

The sale of Andrew Wyld: Connoisseur Dealer Part I realised a total of £1,675,775 /$2,597,451/€2,109,801 and was sold 76% by lot and 82% by value.



               Sold:                £1,675,775                                 $2,597,451                                     €2,109,801

        Lots Sold: 148      Lots Offered: 195                       Sold by Lot: 76%                          Sold by £: 82%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.550/€1.259







Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




John Constable, R.A. (East Bergholt, Suffolk 1776-1837 Hampstead), Storm clouds over Hampstead, circa 1822

150,000 - 200,000








Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851), A storm at sea, Fingal's cave

150,000 - 250,000




UK Trade



Richard Parkes Bonington (Arnold 1802-1828 London), Shipping off the coast of Dieppe

30,000 - 50,000




National Maritime Museum


Comment: Harriet Drummond, Director, International Head British Drawings & Watercolours:
“This auction saw competitive bidding in the packed sale room, on the telephone, and online using Christie’s LIVETM. The results are a testament to both Andrew Wyld’s renowned connoisseurship, the continued popularity of this collecting field, and the appeal of single-owner sales. We are delighted that Lot 181, Richard Parkes Bonington, ‘Shipping off the coast of Dieppe’ was acquired by a UK Institution. We look forward to ‘Interiors with Andrew Wyld: Connoisseur Dealer (Part II)’ which will take place at South Kensington on Wednesday 18 July 2012.”

National Maritime Museum spokesperson:
“It’s a notable addition given that the Museum is marking its 75th anniversary this year and has so far lacked any work by Bonington, whose influence was enormous on both sides of the Channel. From our viewpoint, this is a good example with which to start filling that gap.”


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