RESULTS: The Collection of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow: Part IV

New York

The Collection of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow: Part IV

 New York, 29 October 2013, Sale #2781

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


107 lots sold

Total: $8,716,375/£5,404,153/€6,362,954

   78% sold by lot

137 lots offered

£0.62= $1 / € 0.73=$1

97% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



Redon, Odilon after, Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal - Interprétations par Odilon Redon (M. 198-206), The complete set of eight Evely-process engravings and the title, 1890.

1,500 - 2,500






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), Tentation de Saint Antoine - Texte de Gustave Flaubert (M. 83-93), the complete set of ten lithographs and the title, 1888.

8,000 - 12,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), Pegase captive - 1er état (M. 102), lithograph, 1889.

25,000 - 35,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), Hommage à Goya (M. 54-59)
The complete set of six lithographs, 1885.

25,000 - 35,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), Songes - à la mémoire de mon ami Armand Clavaud (M. 110-115), the complete set of six lithographs, 1891.

10,000 - 15,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), Les Origines (M. 44-53, the complete set of eight lithographs and the title, 1883.

25,000 - 35,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), La Nuit (M. 62-67), the complete set of six lithographs, 1886.

12,000 - 18,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), La Maison hantée (M. 160-166), the complete set of six lithographs and the title, 1896

6,000 - 8,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), La Tentation de Saint Antoine, 3e série (M. 134-57), the complete set of 24 litographs including the title, 1896

20,000 - 30,000






Redon, Odilon (1840-1916), Dans le rêve (Mellerio 26-36)
The complete set of ten lithographs and the title, 1879.

30,000 - 50,000





Thomas Lecky, Head of the Books and Manuscripts Department, New York, said “Christie's was honored to handle the fourth and final sale of the Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow collection, which in full realized a total of $28 million, making it the third highest total for an American Library sold at auction. We are very pleased this historic series of sales ended in such a record breaking fashion. Starting with an inaugural evening sale in April, highlights included from Schongauer to Chagall, The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to Neoclassical and Modern works, the collection formed by the Vershbows was truly unparalleled, with its unique integration of illuminated manuscripts, books and prints.”

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Next Sale: Paris, 6 November, Livres Anciens, Livres D'artistes Et Manuscrits

New York, 14 November, George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

London, 15 November, Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts


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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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