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Christie’s Old Master Prints auction totals $4.9 million

New York – WEBWIRE

 Christie’s Old Master Prints sale realized $4,895,750 selling 76% by lot and 93% by value. The top lot of the sale was Albrecht Dürer’s (1471-1528) The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from: The Apocalypse which realized $612,500 against a high estimate of $350,000, and setting a new record for a woodcut from the Apocalypse series.

Other great results were achieved for Saint Jerome reading in an Italian Landscape by Rembrandt Harmensz. Van Rijn (1606-1669) which sold for $468,500 and Martin Schongauer’s (circa 1445-1491) The Death of the Virgin from The Collections of Herschel V. And Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis which achieved $492,500, setting a new record price for the artist.

Further artist records were set for the Master E.S., whose Madonna of Einsiedeln: Large Version, also from the Jones collection, achieved $372,500, and Israhel van Meckenem’s Bust of an Oriental Man, which sold for $81,250. Another record was achieved for a print by Jean-Etienne Liotard, whose rare and important Large Self-Portrait sold for $75,000.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in the first half of 2018 that totalled £2.97 billion / $4.04 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.

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