Tuesday 12 September 2023

Lot 2

Armand Guillaumin, French 1841-1927 - Madeleine's lunch, 1891; pastel on paper, signed and dated...

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Lot 2

Armand Guillaumin, 
French 1841-1927 - 
Madeleine's lunch, 1891; 
pastel on paper, signed and dated...

Price Realised: £6,240

Estimate: £4,500 - £5,500

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Armand Guillaumin, 
French 1841-1927 - 

Madeleine's lunch, 1891; 

pastel on paper, signed and dated lower right 'Guillaumin 3 - 91', 48.5 x 60 cm 

The pastel will be reproduced in the second volume of the catalogue raisonné Armand Guillaumin, currently being prepared by the Comité Guillaumin (Stephanie Chardeau-Botteri, Dominique Fabiani, Jacques de la Béraudière). A certificate will be given to the buyer. 

The work has a label for the framer F. L. Touret, Paris and also a label with the number '4715' on the reverse. 

The year this work was created, Guillaumin won 100,000 francs in the state lottery which allowed him to leave his government job to paint full time. His studio since the mid-1880s was a meeting place for fellow artists including Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac and George Seurat. He was also friends with Vincent van Gogh. Figures in Guillaumin's work are rare, although his wife and daughter are recurring subjects.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

Export of goods

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website www.artscouncil.org.uk or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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