The Christie’s London — Victorian Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art sale is scheduled on July 11, 2018. The auction features a wonderful selection of paintings, prints, and drawings by leading artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. The sale will feature major and important works by the likes of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Atkinson Grimshaw, John William Waterhouse, Henry Herbert LaThangue, Lady Laura Alma-Tadema, and Thomas Cooper Gotch.
The total sale realized from the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art sale at Christie’s London last year was £3.7 million (including buyer’s premium) with 84 lots. This year, the auction is expected to realize a sale of between £4 million and £7 million and there are 179 works of 100 artists on offer. Blouin Artinfo takes this opportunity to present numerical insights of this upcoming auction.
1. Past Auctions at a glance:
The sale in the last five years has undergone ups and downs. The highest this sale saw was £22 million in 2013 and the lowest being £519,300 in 2012. This year, we expect sales to cross last year’s mark. The status of bought-ins over the past five years is also shown in the above graph.
Performance of Top Artists (in this sale) in the Past 3 years
John William Waterhouse was the top artist of 2017 sale, realizing a total sale of £1.1 million with 1 lot. The sale performance of the top artists, who have featured in this auction in the past 3 years, is shown in the graph above.
2. Upcoming Auction on July 11, 2018
2.1 # of Lots on Offer in various estimated low-price bands (in GBP).
Most (104) of the artworks in this sale are offered in the low estimated price band of £1K to £10K. There are about 66 lots (42 artists) in this auction that are expected to sell in the price range of £10K to £100K.
3. Top Artists on Offer by Estimated Sales
The graph above shows the top artists featuring in this auction, their number of lots on offer and expected sales (estimated low and high). Simeon Solomon has the most artworks (26) in this sale followed by Edward Seago (11).
4. Top Artworks on Offer by Estimated Sales
Other top artworks on offer by estimated price (high and low) are presented in the graph below.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Head Study Of Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) For ‘Dante's Dream’” is expected to be one of the top-selling artworks of this auction, estimated to sell for between £200,000 and £300,000 and John Atkinson Grimshaw’s “Heath Street, Hampstead” that is expected to sell for between £200,000 and £300,000.
5. Sale of Similar Sized Artworks of the Top Artists
Henry Herbert LaThangue: Sale Price of similar sized artworks in the Past 5 years
“Sussex Apples” by Henry Herbert LaThangue is estimated to sell for between £150,000 and £250,000. The prices at which similar sized artworks (107 x 89 cm) of Henry Herbert LaThangue sold in the past 5 years (2012 to 2017) are shown here.
In the past, the artworks of similar size (107 x 89 cm) of Henry Herbert LaThangue have sold in the price range $32,246 to $842,500.
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