Felix Ziem's View of the Grand Canal in Venice Fetches $74,500
Strong International Bidding Throughout the Sale
On November 11, 2009, Doyle New York held an auction of European Art. The sale showcased works by a wide variety of prominent European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Featured in the sale was property from the Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant. The top lot of the sale was a view of an Arab Oasis, 1875 by Alberto Pasini from the Grant Collection, which fetched $194,500 amid competitive bidding. From the same collection was Felix Ziem s view of The Grand Canal in Venice, which achieved $74,500. With competitive international bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $807,463, within the pre-sale estimate of $640,800-1,037,200, with a strong 88% sold by lot and 91% sold by value.