Vuillard picture

Among the sales at London Art Week, John Mitchell Fine Art sold three Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) pictures including this pastel on paper from 1927, Gabrielle Jonas devant sa coiffeuse.

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Running until July 7 at galleries around the city, with concentrations in Mayfair, St James’s and Cromwell Place, the shows also attracted private collectors from around the world.

At John Mitchell Fine Art, a European private collector bought three Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) artworks with a combined price into six figures.

The exhibition, French Masters on Paper, from Degas to Matisse included Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works covering the years from 1878-1942 with prices ranging from £25,000-450,000.

A private collector bought a Ptolemaic period (304-30BC) limestone relief with an owl from Rupert Wace, which had an asking price of £20,000-30,000.

Colnaghi Elliott reported a batch of sales including a black chalk Study for an Old Man’s Head by Pauline Auzou (1775-1835) which sold for £15,000.

A number of galleries said museums had reserved artworks for purchase and many of the exhibitions continue further into July following the end of LAW.