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
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.