Christie's Old Masters sale nets over $39.5m

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2015-06-26 11:49:41

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Christie's Old Masters sale nets over $39.5m

Louis Lopold Boilly was a World Record star lot, won by a renowned Los Angeles museum

The Christie's New York sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolors on January 27 achieved a total of $39,526,500, with sell-through rates of 64% by lot, 65% by value.

The top lot of the sale was The Entrance to the Turkish Garden Caf, 1812, by Louis Lopold Boilly (1761-1845), which set a new world auction record for the artist at $4,562,500.

The Entrance to the Turkish Garden Caf, 1812 sold for over $4.5m

It was purchased by Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox on behalf of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Additional records were set for works by Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802), Jacob Duck (c. 1600-1667), and Alonso Cano (1601-1667).

Image: Christie's

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