Sir John Lavery’s portrait of Aida, a Moorish maid sold for £181,250 to become the top Irish lot at Christie’s British and Irish art sale in London. An image of Samuel Beckett by Louis le Brocquy made £85,250 over an estimate of £40,000-60,000. Jack Yeats’ An old stone in a Field and Paul Henry’s Turf Stacks each made £55,250.
The top lot was L.S. Lowry’s Industrial Landscape; Stockport Viaduct, 1958, which realised £1,273,250. There were good prices too for Scottish Colourists and British Pop Art. The evening sale, including buyer’s premium, brought in £9,194,650, the day sale brought in £3,286,325. The overall total was £12,480,975.
See post on antiquesandartireland.com for Saturday, April 14.