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Drummond's 'Death of Nelson' sold by Lawrences for £21,500.

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Only one other picture by Drummond had ever exceeded £10,000 at auction before and our picture (above) was a version of an oft-repeated theme.

There was just a slight question, amply disproved by the £21,500 hammer price, that it might have been a copy rather than an autograph variant.

Thank you nonetheless for reporting a result that delighted our vendor and our buyer.

Best wishes (and I hope you will not mind my making a slightly pedantic point: Lawrences expects that every valuer will do his duty!).

Richard Kay

Lawrences of Crewkerne

Apologies for the error – ATG.