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.
Harriet Drummond, Director, International Head British Drawings & Watercolours commented: “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.”