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Auction Analysis: London Old Masters Auctions – July 2022

  • Analyst: Megan Corcoran Locke
  • Pages: 18
  • Access: Analyst

London’s Evening Old Masters Sales down 44% from July 2021.

The sales this summer were an odd mix, bringing in a relatively low combined hammer price of £28,805,000 between the two evening sales with just 58 lots between them, which is down 44% from last summer’s sale values, and down 37% in volume. Over the course of the last five years, this summer’s season is down 65%.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the Old Masters evening sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London in July 2022. The analysis provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2010 and 2022. The report also highlights Old Master Drawings Sales during the Summer period.

Who is it for?

This report is popular among dealers, auction houses and collectors, who want to get an in-depth understanding of auction trends in the Old Masters auction market and follow the performance of the two top auction houses this year.

Analytical tools:
Comparable Performance: Old Masters auction sales performance comparison between Sotheby’s and Christie’s in London including: Total sales vs Estimates, Average Prices and level of Guarantees.
Auction Lot Details: Details on the full auction including:  hammer prices, guarantees and bought-in lots.
Auction Overview: Top selling artist by value and numbers and a breakdown by type of Auction Bids.
Top Prices: Ranking by the highest prices achieved and by top price-to-estimate performance.
In Focus: Old Masters Drawing Sales