South Kensington Results: Modern British & Irish Art, 16 July 2014

The sale realised a total of £1,437,188/$2,461,902/€1,812,294 and was sold 95% by value and 87% by lot.

155 lots sold

Total: £1,437,188/$2,461,902/€1,812,294

    87% sold by lot

178 lots offered

$1.713 = £1 / €1.261 =£1

95% sold by value




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989), Blue Still Life, 1958

40,000 - 60,000




UK Trade


Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), Sussex River, Bridge and Purple Water

25,000 - 35,000




UK Private


Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957), Early Away

40,000 - 60,000




European Private



Angus Granlund, Head of Sale commented: “Building on the success of the Modern British & Irish Art sales at Christie’s King Street in June we are very pleased with the strong results of this sale which achieved £1,437,188, the highest ever total for a various owner sale in the category at Christie’s South Kensington. A very busy saleroom saw competitive bidding throughout and five new world record auction prices were set.  We are particularly pleased with the prices achieved by the thirteen lots which comprised the complete illustrations for Austin Osman Spare’s ‘Book of Satyrs’ which fetched £207,500.  The top lot of the sale, William Scott’s ‘Blue Still Life,’ was highly sought after and widely admired during the pre-sale exhibition having been unseen in public for over 60 years.”


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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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