Londra, 7 dicembre 2011
La vendita serale di “Old Master” ha totalizzato 20,074,500 GBP (31,364,399 USD – 23,437,051 EUR) con 26 lotti venduti su 38 offerti. (Evening + Day: £25,450,675).
Alex Bell, Sotheby’s Co-Chairman, Old Master Paintings, Worldwide, ha commentato: “These strong results bring Sotheby’s global sales of Old Master & British Paintings in 2011 to a year-end total of £163,875,057 / $255,747,567, representing an eleventh successive year of leading in Old Master Paintings auction sales. Our international sale strategy of offering carefully selected works, matched with attractive estimates, has continued to be well received by our international buyers – an increasing proportion of whom are from new markets.”
Andrew Fletcher, Sotheby’s Director and Specialist in Old Master Paintings ha commentato: “We are extremely pleased that our offering of sensibly priced, fresh-to-market works have resulted in a sale total that ranks as the third-highest total for a Day Sale of Old Master and British paintings at Sotheby’s. Following on from our Evening auction sale of a pair of exceptional paintings by Johann Zoffany, again in our Day Sale we saw the market respond with great enthusiasm to British Paintings, and we have also witnessed very strong demand for Early Italian works.”
Aggiudicato a: £4,857,250 ($7,588,967) (€5,670,857)
Stima: £4,500,000 – 6,000,000 Anonymous
Jan Havicksz. Steen, An Elegant Company in an Interior with Figures Playing Cards at a Table, oil on single plank oak panel
***RECORD FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION***