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'Going to School' by Henri Jules Jean Geoffroy, £5500 at Golding Young & Mawer.

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A student of Jules-Clement Levasseur, he began exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1874 and was a member of Les Artistes Français, earning a number of distinctions including the Legion of Honour.

This typical work titled Going to School was consigned to Golding Young & Mawer’s (20% buyer’s premium) February 26 sale in Lincolnshire along with the original Christie, Manson and Woods catalogue from 1925 it had appeared in.

The 18 x 10in (45 x 26cm) oil on canvas tipped over top estimate to sell for £5500.