Sotheby’s London Old Master & British Paintings ~ Total Sales US$24,510,499


Samuel Scott (1702-1772 BATH) - Shipping at anchor in the Thames Estuary, near Wapping, oil on canvas. Est. £400,000-600,000 GBP - Sold for £481,250 -  Photo Sotheby's

LONDON.- The sale of Old Master & British
Paintings at Sotheby’s in London saw a new auction record established for Sir
Anthony van Dyck – one of the most important artists to have worked in England –
when his last Self Portrait soared above expectations and sold for £8,329,250/
The portrait was the top-selling lot in a
sale which realized £15,098,250/ €16,691,068/ US$24,510,499, within the pre-sale
expectations of £12,340,000-18,410,000. Strong prices were also seen for works
by the Dutch artist Cesar Boetius van Everdingen and the prominent British
masters, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer and Samuel Scott.