We were delighted with the results of the sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art on 15 December. The stand-out highlight was Sir George Clausen’s rediscovered ‘The Bird’s Nest’ which sold for £425,750 whilst another British Impressionist masterpiece Henry Herbert la Thangue’s ‘The Farm Pond’ also made a strong price at £284,750. Victorian paintings also fared well, with John Atkinson Grimshaw’s unique beach scene ‘A Summer Phantasy’ selling for £278,750 and John MacVicar Anderson’s majestic view of the Palace of Westminster achieving £230,750 – three times the previous auction record for the artist.
Highlights of our sale of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art on 15 December include the recently rediscovered The Bird’s Nest by Sir George Clausen and important paintings by his contemporaries Stanhope Forbes, Harold Harvey and Henry la Thangue. These artists were influenced by the artistic advances which revolutionised British art in the late nineteenth century. Our sale will also bring together fine drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from Victorian artists with famous names including Charles Spencelayh, William Powell Frith, Edward Burne-Jones and Frederic Leighton.