Friday, July 8, 2016

Rubens's Masterpiece "Lot and His Daughters" Sells at Auction

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Seigen 1577-1640 Antwerp), Lot and his Daughters, circa 1613-1614. Oil on canvas, 74 x 88 1/2 in. (190 x 225 cm).
UNITED KINGDOM---The Old Master and British Evening Sale totalled £65,390,100/ $84,745,570/ €76,375,637, achieving sell through rates of 93% by value and 77% by lot. The highest price for an Old Master Painting sold at Christie’s was achieved with the sale of Peter Paul Rubens’s Lot and his Daughters, which realised $58,167,720 in a spirited 14-minute bidding war. [link]

Rubens's masterpiece Lot and His Daughters sells for £44,882,500/ $58,167,720/ €52,422,760. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016.