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    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 for Saturday, April 14.

    Louis Le Brocquy, H.R.H.A. (1916-2012) Image of Samuel Beckett sold for £85,250.

    Paul Henry, R.H.A. (1876-1958) Turf Stacks sold for £55,250.

    Jack Butler Yeats, R.H.A. (1871-1957) An old Stone in a Field sold for £55,250.

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