M.C. Escher

Siena

Found at Bonhams, New York
Impressionist & Modern Art, Lot 35
15. NOV - 15. NOV 2023
Estimate: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Price realised: 91.940 USD
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ELLIOT ROBERTS, LOS ANGELES
M.C. ESCHER (1898-1972)
Siena
signed with the artist's monogram, inscribed and dated 'MCE 2-23 Siena' (lower left)
pen and ink on paper
19 7/8 x 16 1/8 in (50.5 x 41 cm)
Executed in February 1923
The artist's collection, Baarn, until October 1969. | M.C. Escher Foundation, Baarn (on deposit with The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, no. T 84-x-1969). | Michael Sachs Collection, Westport (acquired from the above in 1981). | Elliot Roberts Collection, Los Angeles. | Thence by descent to the present owners.

Artwork auctioned at 11 times the upper estimate price

The work Siena by Maurits Cornelis Escher was worth USD 91,940.00 (€ 84,286.76) to a buyer in November this year. This price was achieved in the auction Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams in New York and exceeded the previously set upper estimate of USD 8,000.00 many times over. Admittedly, works by Maurits Cornelis Escher have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Reptiles (Bool 327) in April last year with an auction result of USD 756,000.00 (€ 717,471.77).

Kunstwerk zum Elffachen des oberen Schätzpreises versteigert

Die Arbeit Siena von Maurits Cornelis Escher war einem Käufer im November diesen Jahres USD 91.940,00 (€ 84.286,76) wert. Dieser Preise wurde in der Auktion Impressionist & Modern Art bei Bonhams in New York erzielt und übertraf den zuvor angesetzten oberen Schätzpreis von USD 8.000,00 um ein Vielfaches. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Maurits Cornelis Escher auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Reptiles (Bool 327) im April letzten Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 756.000,00 (€ 717.471,77).

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