The portrait of Napoleon sold by Imperial Art at Masterpiece.

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The painting came from the studio of Napoleon’s favourite portrait painter François Gérard (1770-1837) and is a bust-length version of the artist’s official full-length portrait of Napoleon commissioned in 1804.

The work sold on the virtual stand of Imperial Art to a private collection in Switzerland with an asking price of £180,000.

Other sales included a Bridget Riley (b.1931) gouache titled Greens & Blues with Red, Orange Contrasts (1985) at Osborne Samuel for just under £100,000 to a private collector. A two-seater highback sofa by Danish designer Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) from Modernity went to a private collection in London priced at £70,000.