Lot 158: Rembrandt van Rijn, Cornelis Claesz Anslo, Preacher, etching and drypoint, 1641. Sold November 3, 2016 for $60,000, a record for the print.
Another record was set for an early work by Giovanni Piranesi from his iconic Carceri d’Invenzione series: The Round Tower, circa 1749, went for $52,500–100% of the nearly 20 works by the artist found buyers.
Lot 208: Giovanni Piranesi, The Round Tower, etching, engraving and burnishing, circa 1749. Sold November 3, 2016 for $52,000, a record for the print.
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century works also performed well. A new auction record was set for a scarce 1932 lithograph by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, Fruits of Labor, which realized $30,000. Another highlight was James A.M. Whistler’s Nocturne, which sold to an institution for $50,000.
Lot 426: Diego Rivera, Fruits of Labor, lithograph, 1932. Sold November 3, for $30,000, a record for the print.