25 novembre 2009

Joaquín Sorolla's "Barcas en la Playa" Doubles Low Estimate at Sotheby's Sale

Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923), Barcas en la playa (boats on the shore), oil on canvas, signed and dated J. SOROLLA / 1909 lower right, 56 by 94cm., 22 by 37in. Est. 800,000—1,200,000 GBP. Sold 1,665,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s sale of 19th-Century European Paintings in London today realised £7,168,400 / €7,937,589 – surpassing the pre-sale high estimate of £6,748,600/ €7,472,744, and obtaining sell through rates of 70.2% by lot and 88.4% by value. Public institutions pitted themselves against private collectors... [Lire la suite]