Sotheby's Results

January 27 2022

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Today's Sotheby's New York Master Paintings and Sculpture sale realised a total of $90,970,160 (all prices include commission) with 74.55% of lots sold. This total includes the $45.45m achieved by the Botticelli and a $9.91m Egyptian statue. This is only a little down on the $114,502,900 made last year, which included a ($92.1m!) Botticelli, of course.

There were a few disappointments though. The Correggio, Bellini, Vrel and van Baburen were all bought in.

Some of the pictures that soared include a portrait by Goya which achieved $2,198,000 (all prices include commission) over its $400k - $600k estimate; Pieter van Mol's Diogenes which realised $5,779,200 over its $2m - $3m estimate; Gerrit Dou's candlelight scene which made $746,000 over its $150k - $250k estimate; a pair of portraits by Pickenoy which made $1,084,800 over their $450k - $550k estimate; a Rachel Ruysch still life which realised $365,400 over its $80k - $120k estimate; a portrait by Charles Wautier which made $189,000 over its $60k - $80k estimate and a head study of a man by Gaetano Gandolfi which made $818,600 over its $300k - $500k estimate.

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