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

Christie’s evening auction of Old Master & British Paintings realised £23,852,300 / $36,279,348 / €27,740,225. The sale attracted buyers from 11 countries across 4 continents.


36 lots sold

Total: £23,852,300/ $36,279,348/ €27,740,225

  69%  sold by lot

52 lots offered

$1.521=£1 / €1.163 =£1

 62% sold by value



Estimate (£)

Price Realised



Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Venice 1697-1768), The Molo, Venice, from the Bacino di San Marco

4,000,000 - 6,000,000






Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen, Westphalia 1577-1640 Antwerp), Head of a bearded man in profile holding a bronze figure

1,500,000 - 2,500,000






Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar), Christ on the Cross

500,000 - 800,000






Pieter Brueghel II (Brussels 1564/5-1637/8 Antwerp), The Payment of the Tithes

250,000 - 350,000




European Trade


Abel Grimmer (Antwerp 1570-1618/9), The Tower of Babel


400,000 - 600,000






Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. (Bristol 1769-1830 London), Portrait of Emily, Lady Berkeley, half-length, in a white dress with a blue sash and grey shawl

400,000 - 600,000




US Private


Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (Pieve di Cadore c. ?1485/90-1576 Venice), Portrait of a cleric, bust-length, in a blue coat and black hat - a fragment

400,000 - 600,000




Asian Private


Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1684 Antwerp), A tulip, roses, apple blossoms, cornflowers and other flowers in a glass vase on a stone ledge, with a pipe, taper, oysters and an orange, with a butterfly

500,000 - 800,000






Jusepe de Ribera, lo Spagnoletto (Játiva, Valencia 1591-1652 Naples), A philosopher holding a mirror

250,000 - 350,000






Ambrosius Bosschaert I (Antwerp 1573-1621 The Hague), Tulips, roses, bluebells, Narcissus tortuosis, forget-me-nots, lily of the valley and cyclamen in a flask on a stone ledge with a caterpillar, butterfly and dragonfly

700,000 - 1,000,000




US Private

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