72% of lots were sold in London last night, with the star lot being Picasso's Tete de Femme, 1935. Estimated to sell between £16-20 million, it was bought via telephone bid for £18.9 million.

unspecified2 Pablo Picasso, Tete de Femme, 1935
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Matisse Henri Matisse, La leçon de piano, 1923
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Matisse's La Leçon de Piano did not enjoy such a high, as it sold for £10.8 million against an estimate of £12-18 million.

In 2007, Rodin's Iris, Messagere des Dieux sold for a record price of £4 million. At Sotheby's last night, it was estimated to sell for £6-8 million, and sold in the room to Norwegian dealer Ben Frija for £11.6 million.

Auguste Rodin, Iris, Messagère des dieux , cast between 1902-5 Image via Sotheby's Auguste Rodin, Iris, Messagère des dieux , cast between 1902-5
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It was the Surrealist section which proved most fruitful, with 13 out of the 16 lots selling, totalling £14.9 million, a healthy sum against a £11.9-16.5 million estimate.

Potd-painting_3562080k Paul Delvaux, Le Miroir, 1936
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A record was set for Paul Delvaux as his work Le Miroir, 1936, sold to a telephone bidder for £7.3 million.

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