RESULTS: Christie's New York Sale of Old Master Paintings Totals $6,736,375

New York

Old Master Paintings

 New York, 5 June 2013, Sale #2710

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


59 lots sold

Total: $6,736,375/£5,142,549/€4,373,255

    55% sold by lot

107 lots offered

£0.65= $1 / € 0.76=$1

68% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656), The Duet, oil on canvas 


2,000,000 - 3,000,000




Johnny Van Haeften Ltd., London


Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5-1637/38 Antwerp), The Drunkard pushed into the Pigsty, oil on panel

500,000 - 700,000






François Boucher (Paris 1703-1770), An Allegory of Water; and An Allegory of Earth, oil on canvas

300,000 - 500,000






Jacques-Louis David (Paris 1748-1825 Brussels), Portrait of Mademoiselle Guimard as Terpsichore, oil on canvas 

400,000 - 600,000






George Barret, R.A. (Dublin 1728/31-1784 London), An Italianate wooded river landscape with bathers, peasants and ruins; and An Italianate river landscape with travelers, revelers and a waterfall, oil on canvas 

15,000 - 20,000








Nicholas Hall, Co-Chairman, Old Masters & 19th Century Art: “We are delighted with the world auction record of $3.37 million achieved for Gerrit van Honthorst’s Duet – not only a superlative painting on all levels with its composition, condition and provenance – but it was also returned to its rightful owners after 75 years. This smartly-estimated painting attracted multiple bidders on the phone and in the auction room, with four competing above $2 million. We look forward to the next series of Old Master Paintings sales in London in July.”


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Next Sale:

London, 2 July 2013, Old Master & British Paintings - Evening Sale

London, 3 July 2013, Old Master & British Paintings - Day Sale

London, 5 July 2013, Old Masters & British Paintings

Please click here to view the full international schedule of upcoming sales from the Old Master Paintings department at Christie’s

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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