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Monet's Venetian masterpiece triumphs in impressionist auction as Magritte and Picabia lead surrealist sale

The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale drew excited crowds to Sotheby’s London saleroom, to see Claude Monet’s Le Palais Ducal make history on its auction debut, selling for £27.5 million, the auction house says in a statement on its website.

Monet's Venetian masterpiece triumphs in impressionist auction as Magritte and Picabia lead surrealist sale

Monet's Venetian masterpiece triumphs in impressionist auction as Magritte and Picabia lead surrealist sale

STEPANAKERT,  FEBRUARY 27, ARTSAKHPRESS: The enchanting Venetian vista recently appeared in the highly acclaimed exhibition Monet & Architecture at the National Gallery. 

Helena Newman, Worldwide Head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department & Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, said: "This spellbinding painting is a true masterpiece and among the very greatest Monet painted during his first and only encounter with Venice."

Alongside this, Egon Schiele’s Triestiner Fischerboot (Trieste Fishing Boat) soared to £10.7 million, as bidders battled it out on the phones and in the room. Known particularly for his depictions the human form, Triestiner Fischerboot (Trieste Fishing Boat) marks a period of particular turmoil for Schiele, and a shift in focus for the artist from the figure to his surroundings.


     

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