Turner Leads Old Masters Evening Sale

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The Old Masters Evening Sale in London on Wednesday evening realised a total of £52,514,750 and achieved the highest-ever sell-through-rate for any Old Masters sale held at New Bond Street. The total saw a substantial increase on both London sales last year and with 85.3% sold by lot, it was the second consecutive sale of its kind to achieve a sell-through rate of over 80%. The undoubted star was J.M.W Turner’s Ehrenbreitstein, which realised £18,533,750, the highest price paid for an Old Master Painting at Sotheby’s in London since the sale of the artist’s Rome, From Mount Aventine for a record £30,322,500 in 2014. Earlier in the day, the Old Master & British Works on Paper sale brought £8,341,500 - above a pre-sale estimate of £5.6-8 million, and the second highest total for a sale in this category at Sotheby’s in London. Presenting an extraordinary selection of the finest and most celebrated works of decorative art, Sotheby’s annual Treasures sale in London totalled £10,813,750. Click ahead to see highlights from the Old Masters sale.

Turner Leads Old Masters Evening Sale

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