Etienne Aubry world record broken at Paris art auction

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2015-06-26 12:47:36

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Etienne Aubry world record broken at Paris art auction

Etienne Aubry's 1781 work Parting of Coriolanus from his Wife sold for 148,704 on March 23

Parting of Coriolanus from his Wife, the last work exhibited by Etienne Aubry before his death, has set a new world record for the artist at an auction in Paris, France.

The painting sold for 148,704 ($198,690) on March 23, beating its high estimate by 23.9%.

The Versailles-born painter (1745-1781) exhibited the work at the Salon of 1781 in Paris, just months before his death.

Between 1748-1890 the Salon was the greatest annual or biannual art event in the Western world.

The piece has had some restoration work over the years, and is housed within a gilt wood frame.

It has been held in some noted collections, includingthat of Jacques Augustin Silvestre (1719-1809).

Aubry CorialanusEtienne Aubrys Parting of Coriolanus from his Wife sold for 148,704

The sale also featured a French record for a work by Italian painter Agnolo Gaddi, whose Vierge d'Humilit entoure d'anges, produced circa 1390, achieved 1.02m ($1.36m).

The global art market grew by 7% to $66bn in 2011, according to a report commissioned by the TEFAF Maastricht art fair, with the volume of transactions increasing by 5%.

You can tap into the buoyant global art market here at Paul Fraser Collectibles. Take a look at our stock of investment-grade pieces of art.

Wewill continue to bring you further news from across the world's art auctions, so make sure you check back here regularly.

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