Whistler, one of six etchings from the Naval Review Set, 1887.
The top old master print was George Stubbs’s striking etching and engraving, A Lion Devouring A Horse. This was the first unrecorded working proof to be offered at auction in the past 25 years. It sold for $69,600, a record for any print by Stubbs sold at auction.
George Stubbs, A Lion Devouring a Horse, etching and engraving, before 1788.
Among the European prints offered, a portfolio by René Magritte, Aube à l’Antipode, brought a record $62,400. The portfolio of seven etchings was one of 17 deluxe copies, published by Editions du Soleil, Paris, 1966.
René Magritte, Aube à l’Antipode, portfolio with 7 etchings, 1966.