Sotheby's has set up 19 records

Sotheby's has set up 19 recordsThe establishment immediately nineteen records in sales of works by Old masters, including Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) and Tintoretto (1518-1594), ended the evening English trading auction house Sotheby's.Total sales amounted to 51.5 million pounds (101.5 million dollars), which, according to the representative auction - the second in the history of the house is the result at the auctions of Old master paintings.The highest result of 67.5 million pounds - marked on the trading session, 2002, when the painting "massacre of the innocents" by Peter Paul Rubens sold for 49.5 million pounds (76,7 million).For the greatest price by more than 7 million pounds ($14 million) - went under the hammer last night "Portrait of Willem Heythuysen" painted by Frans Hals (1580/1585-1666), the founder of the Dutch realist school, more than two exceeds the original estimate.For 5.4 million pounds (10.7 million dollars) purchased a painting by the British painter, master of romantic landscape Joseph Turner (1775-1851) "Pope Villa in Ticinese"."Dancing on the edge of the village" by Jan Brueghel the Elder sold for 3.5 million pounds (6.9 million dollars)."We are delighted with the results of the auction, - said the head of the international Department of the Old masters Sotheby's Alex bell. They not only testify to the strong position of the art market, but also reflect the highest quality of work offered at auction is probably the best overall for the last 22 years".Another feature of the auction bell called "extremely high international representation of collectors, investors." According to Sotheby's, 42% were submitted at auction UK, 35% other Europe 16% USA, 3% - CIS and 4% in other regions of the planet, ITAR-TASS reported. Source: Sotheby's has set up 19 records.



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