Sotheby's Results

April 30 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The April online Old Master Paintings and Miniatures sale at Sotheby's London realised a total of £2,101,176 with roughly 68.5% of lots sold.

After a quick scan through the results, it seems that the works that did sell realised some rather strong prices. Amongst the most impressive results were Benedetto Caliari's The Finding of Moses which realised £189,000 (all results include fees) over its £30k - £50k estimate; A portrait of a boy by the 'Circle of Stephen Slaughter' (pictured) which realised £69,300 over its £7k - £10k estimate; A South-German School portrait of a Lady which realised £47,880 over its £6k - £8k estimate; a pair of Venetian views by the Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views realised £100,800 over their £30k - £40k estimate; a curiously catalogued 'Manner of Canaletto c.1900' view of Venice made £47,880 over its £6k - £8k estimate; an Oak Tree in Richmond Park by James Ward which made £40,320 over its £5k - £7k estimate; and three Dutch landscapes by Joseph van BredaelJoost Cornelisz. Droochsloot and Dutch School 17th Century which more than doubled their high estimates.


The high price achieved for the 'Circle of Stephen Slaughter' portrait is rather curious, especially as it's the sort of picture that often appears in regional auction houses. Overall, it looks like the picture is in good condition and probably has a beautiful clean in it.

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