The Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours realises £3,694,300 /$6,328,336 /€4,632,652.
Benjamin Peronnet, International Head of Department, Old Master Drawings, and Harriet Drummond, International Head of Department, British Art on Paper, commented: “Following the outstanding success of The IQ van Regteren Altena Collection, Part 1, the packed saleroom continued to welcome international bidding from new and established collectors in the Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours sale. We were particularly pleased with the performance of the British Drawings and Watercolours, which far exceeded pre-sale expectations and highlighted the enduring demand for Master Drawings from private collections, most notably for works by Turner, Constable and Fuseli. Guardi’s magnificent view of Venice was sold immediately after the sale to a private collector. We now look forward to the next London sale for this category on the 2 December at Christie’s South Kensington.”