Joaquin Sorolla's Buscando Mariscos, Playa de Valencia has sold for $4.8m at Sotheby's New York - an increase of 224% on a high estimate of $1.5m.
The painting is one of four Sorolla works selling at Sotheby's throughout November, with the other three due to auction at a sale of 19th Century Paintings in London on November 20.
The painting dates to 1907 and depicts a child digging for clams in the shallows, executed in the artist's characteristically sun-drenched impressionist style.
Sorolla (1863-1923) was a significant Spanish painter, best known for his highly evocative paintings that capture the light of his native land.
Pescadores Valencianos remains his highest selling work - achieving £3.7m ($5.5m) at Sotheby's London in November 2012.
La Coiffure by Federico Zandomeneghi (1841-1917) realised $1.8m at the November 8 auction.
Zandomeneghi emerged as a fixture of the French impressionist art scene upon his arrival from Venice in 1874, becoming a close friend of Degas, with whom he exhibited on numerous occasions.
His work proved so popular in Paris that he never returned to Italy - although he achieves less stratospheric results at auctions than some of his contemporaries.
John William Godward's (1861-1922) Dolce Far Niente made $1.5m against a $400,000-600,000 estimate, an increase of 160%.
A Victorian neoclassical painter, Godward produced a number of different versions of Dolce Far Niente throughout his career, with one example currently held in the collection of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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