Cyril Edward Power

The Escalator

Found at Bonhams, London
The Age of SpeedThe Grosvenor School and the Avant-garde, Lot 78
12. Dec - 12. Dec 2023
Estimate: 7.000 - 10.000 GBP
Price realised: 14.080 GBP
Cyril Edward Power (British, 1872-1951)
The Escalator (Coppel CEP 12)
Linocut printed in yellow, Chinese orange and viridian, circa 1929, on oriental laid paper, signed, titled and numbered 3/50 in pencil, also titled in pencil in the lower margin, framed
Block 334 x 373mm (13 1/8 x 14 5/8in)
Sheet 385 x 456mm (15 1/8 x 18in)

Upper estimate price exceeded by 41 %.

The work The Escalator by Cyril Power was auctioned at Bonhams in London in December this year. It achieved a price of GBP 14,080.00 (€ 16,219.62), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 41%. Admittedly, works by Cyril Power have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Whence & Whither? (C. Cep 14) in March 2015 with an auction result of GBP 68,750.00 (€ 95,050.51).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 41 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit The Escalator von Cyril Power kam im Dezember diesen Jahres bei Bonhams in London zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 14.080,00 (€ 16.219,62) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 41%. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Cyril Power auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Whence & Whither? (C. Cep 14) im März 2015 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von GBP 68.750,00 (€ 95.050,51).

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