A painting by the German Expressionist artist Franz Marc has smashed its estimate price at auction.
Entitled Pferd (Horse), the work sold for £1,095,063 at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on 10 October. Its estimate had been £350,000-550,000.
It had not been seen in public for 70 years and had never before been offered at auction,
Bonhams says the sale made a total of £6,955,750, including £1,385,000 for 10 works from the collection of Sir Warwick and Lady Fairfax.
Other sale highlights included Nu aux Mains Croisées (above) by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, which sold for £1,695,063 having been estimated at £800,000-£1,200,000, and Satan et un Adorateur (below) by Auguste Rodin, which achieved £168,813. The drawing changing hands for well beyond its pre-sale estimate of £8,000-12,000.