Master Paintings & Sculpture: Part II totaled $10,299,376. The sale was led by a terracotta sculpture by Claude Michel, called Clodion, entitled Bacchante With Grapes Carried By Two Bacchantes And A Bacchant, which sold for $2.9 million, over seven times the previous record at auction. This is the top price for a sculpture sold at any auction house this week. Other highlights include a South Netherlandish brass chandelier, which fetched $341,000 (est. $40/60,000) and a pair of paintings by Hubert Robert, which achieved $365,000 (est. $150/200,000).
The paintings and sculpture featured in the sale cover all schools in Europe, from the 14th to the 19th centuries. A strong group of Dutch Golden Age pictures is led by a group from the Estate of Bernard Palitz, including works by Jacob Linthorst and Pieter Claesz as well as Alexandre-François Desportes. Other highlights include paintings by Jan van Goyen, Alessandro Turchi, Hubert Robert, and François Boucher. The sculpture section is particularly strong in Italian Renaissance and French 18th century works of art. One of the highlights of sculpture is an exceptional terracotta group of a Bacchant and Three Bacchantes by Clodion.