Feigen Bonington Soars

October 19 2021

Image of Feigen Bonington Soars

Picture: Sotheby's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The aforementioned Richard Parkes Bonington of The Palazzi Manolesso-Ferro, Contarini-Fasan and Venier-Contarini on the Grand Canal, Venice soared past its estimate at Sotheby's New York yesterday. The painting achieved $7,387,300 (inc. commission) against its $2m - $3m estimate. Judging by how many pictures of it were being posted on social media, it seemed obvious that the picture was going to do well.

Overall, the Feigen sale achieved an impressive $16,145,610 with 78.19% of lots sold. Having said that, it could have been more considering that 6 out of their 15 top estimated works failed to find buyers.

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