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Auction Name
Old Master Prints
Auction Date
07/09/2021 - 07/09/2021
Sale Number
#L21169
Total Lots
119
Sold Lots
84
Lots Sold
70.59%
Unsold Lots
35
Total Sales (GBP)
569,142.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
362,100.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
535,400.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
589,800.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
860,200.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
66.16%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
72 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide-eyed and Open-mouthed (Bartsch, Hollstein 320; New Hollstein 69; Hind 32)

1630 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
116 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Windmill (B., Holl. 233; New Holl. 200; H. 179)

1641 GBP 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 37,800.00
74 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Self-Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark: Bust (B., Holl. 17; New Holl. 120; H. 108)

1633 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 35,280.00
75 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill (B., Holl. 21; New Holl. 171; H. 168)

1639 GBP 26,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
5 Albrecht Dürer

The Sea Monster (B. 71; M., Holl. 66)

circa 1498 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 27,720.00
6 Albrecht Dürer

Dream of the Doctor (B. 76; M., Holl. 70)

circa 1498 GBP 18,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 20,160.00
77 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Studies of the Head of Saskia and Others (B., Holl. 365; New Holl. 157; H. 145)

1636 GBP 18,000.00 - 22,000.00 GBP 20,160.00
76 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Self Portrait with Saskia (B., Holl. 19, New Holl. 158, H. 144)

1636 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 18,900.00
90 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Return of the Prodigal Son (B., Holl. 91; New Holl. 159; H. 147)

1636 GBP 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 18,900.00
93 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Christ at Emmaus: The Smaller Plate (B., Holl. 88; New Holl. 129; H. 121)

1634 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 18,900.00
78 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Little Jewish Bride (B., Holl. 342; New Holl. 169; H. 154)

1638 GBP 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
7 Albrecht Dürer

St. Jerome Penitent in the Wilderness (B. 61; M., Holl. 57)

circa 1496 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
1 Albrecht Dürer

The Whore of Babylon (Bartsch 73; Meder, Hollstein 177)

circa 1496-97 GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 11,970.00
96 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Hundred Guilder Print (B., Holl. 74; New Holl. 239; H. 236)

circa 1648 GBP 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 11,340.00
95 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds (B., Holl. 44; New Holl. 125; H. 120)

1634 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 10,710.00
86 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Self-Portrait in a Cap and Scarf with the Face Dark: Bust (B., Holl. 17; New Holl. 120; H. 108)

1633 GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 10,080.00
91 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Flight into Egypt: Small (B., Holl. 52; New Holl. 117; H. 105)

1633 GBP 7,500.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 8,820.00
98 Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Flight into Egypt: A Night Piece (B., Holl. 53; New Holl. 262; H. 253)

1651 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,820.00
121 Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Dios se lo pague a usted (D. 24; H. 25)

circa 1810 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 8,190.00
51 Hendrick Goltzius

A Collection of Prints

1582-1593 GBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 7,560.00
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
  • <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.</i> London, Tho Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> STAHL, Augusto. <i>Panorama of Rio de Janiero.</i> c.1859. 3-part albumen print panorama (266 x 1186mm.).
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> WILDE, Oscar. <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i>. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Presentation copy.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis. <i>De la Democratie en Amerique.</i> Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Presentation copy.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> CHAUDRON, A[delaide] de V[endel]. <i>Chaudron’s Spelling Book.</i> Mobile (AL): S.H. Goetzel, 1865.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SAINT CHER, Hugh of. <i>Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, with the Abridgement of the Sentences.</i> Eastern France, illuminated manuscript., first half of the fifteenth century.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> LANE, Thomas. <i>The Crystal Palace.</i> London, 1851.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> B[ULWER], J[ohn]. <i>Anthropometamorphosis: man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented…</i> London: William Hunt, 1653.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. <i>Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire.</i> Dresden, George-Conrad Walther (i.e. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1748-1750.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> HAWKING, Stephen & Leonard Mlodinow. <i>The Grand Design.</i> London: Bantam Books, 2011.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> FIELDS, James T. <i>Yesterdays with Authors.</i> With fine manuscript letter by Charles Dickens, and autograph letters from Forster, Landor, Mitford and others.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> <i>Kit, the Arkansas Traveller Broadside.</i> Chromolithograph.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
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