Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Autoportrait painted c1857-1858 (£350,000 - £450,000). Copyright Christies Images 2012. (Click to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS MADE £713,250
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) Vue de l'asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy Painted in Saint-Rémy, Autumn 1889, £5-7 million. Copyright Christies Images 2012. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £10.1 MILLION.
A landscape by Vincent van Gogh, Vue de l’Asile de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy is the most valuable painting from Elizabeth Taylor’s 38 artworks to be sold at Christie’s in London in February. The painting, estimated at £5-7 million, was subject of a restitution claim by the heirs of a German Jewish art collector. The claim was not upheld by US Supreme Court.
The art collection of the late actress, which will feature in sales on February 7 and 8, includes an Edgar Degas self-portrait and works by Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir and 22 paintings and drawings by Augustus John. Elizabeth Taylor’s art dealer father Francis became John’s American agent when he moved his business to California at the outbreak of the Second World War. The collection includes a portrait of John’s daughter Poppet, bought in 1979 an a 1915 depiction of Galway fisherfolk.
UPDATE: The grand total for the complete Elizabeth Taylor Collection, calculated when the gavel fell on the final lot in London on February 8, amounted to £117,247,761 pounds sterling or $183.5 million dollars. The 38 works of art in the collection sold for £15.6 million sterling. This included 13 works by Augustus John which made £192,825 against an estimate of £152,000 for the group.
This 1915 depiction of Galway Fisherfolk by Augustus John (1878-1961) is from the Elizabeth Taylor art collection to be sold at Christie's in February. It is estimated at 2,900-3,900 euro. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS MADE £5,625.
Augustus Edwin John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961) Portrait of Poppet, the artist's daughter, £40,000-60,000. Copyright Christies Images 2012. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: THIS MADE £85,250.
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Pommiers à Éragny Painted in 1894, £900,000-£1.2 million. Copyright Christies Images 2012. (Click on image to enlarge). UPDATE: This made £2,953,250