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  • Hammershoi's Bedroom, Strandgade 30 up 99% on valuation
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Hammershoi's Bedroom, Strandgade 30 up 99% on valuation

Bedroom, Strandgade 30 (1906) by Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916) was the top lot of an auction of 19th century European and Orientalist art at Christie's London on November 26.

Hammershoi Bedroom Strandgade
Hammershoi's Bedroom Strandgade displays his skill at capturing atmosphere

The painting realised £698,500 ($1.1m), an increase of 99% on a £350,000 ($400,250) high estimate.

The painting depicts a corner of the artist's bedroom at his home in Copenhagen, and displays a masterly command of light and composition.

Hammershoi's mysterious, melancholic works often project a sense of unease and dissonance.

He was critically acclaimed within his lifetime, and in recent years has been the subject of two high profile retrospectives - at the Musee d'Orsay in France and the Guggenheim in New York.

His record was set in 2012, when Ida Reading a Letter realised £1.7m ($2.7m) at Sotheby's in London.

Alfred De Dreux's Guerrier Ottoman A Cheval made £458,500 ($740,478), towards the higher end of its £300,000-500,000 ($480,300-800,500) estimate.

De Deux Ottoman cheval
Guerrier Ottoman a Cheval was exhibited at the Paris Salons of 1812 and 1814

One of just a handful of Orientalist paintings by De Dreux (1810-1860), it depicts a mounted Ottoman soldier firing a pistol.

Best known for his equestrian paintings, De Dreux achieved phenomenal success in his lifetime - receiving commissions to paint the horses of aristocratic families across Europe, and becoming a favoured artist of both King Louis Phillipe and his successor, Napoleon III.

African Groom Holding a Stallion, with a Dog achieved his highest price at auction, selling for £848,000 ($1.6m) at Christie's London in 2006.

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    Paul Fraser
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