Captivating Provenance Fuels Old Masters Evening Sale

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The Old Masters Evening sale at Sotheby's New Bond Street has smashed the pre-sale high-estimate after totalling £14,835,500. Alex Bell, Sotheby's Worldwide Co-Chairman of Old Master Paintings said that the participation of multiple bidders from across the globe demonstrated the hunger of the market for the works, adding: "Key to tonight's success was the extraordinary provenance of a large proportion of the sale with many of the works coming to the market for the first time, not just in decades but in centuries." The top lot was a beautifully preserved version of Pieter Brueghel the Younger's Return from the Kermesse, which realised £2.6 million, while an exceptional early Renaissance portrait by Titian and his studio sold for £2.1 million, the fourth highest price achieved at auction for any work by Titian. 

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