Ninety-five percent of lots sold for within or above their presale estimated prices. Fifty-one of the 63 lots sold for a by-volume sell-through rate of 81 percent.

Chairman of of Sotheby's Europe, Henry Wyndam commented: "The key to unleashing the full potential of today's market is to present such works with the right estimates in thoughtfully curated sales."

Leading the sale was a work by George Stubbs' Tygers at Play (c. 1770-1775) which sold for £7,698,500. This figure included buyer's premium and had a preseale estimate of £4–6 million. Fifteen new records were set for individual artists including Sandro Botticelli, Jan Brueghel, George Romney, Benedetto Gennari, and Raffaellino del Garbo, as well as two new records for artist collaborations and schools of Old Masters. See below for the record breaking works.



Sandro Botticelli's Study for a Seated St Joseph, his Head Resting on his Right Hand (est. 1–1.5 million) sold for £1,314,500


Study for a Seated St Joseph, his Head Resting on his Right Hand, by Botticelli sold for over £1.3 million. It became the most expensive work on paper by the Italian master ever to sell at auction. It is also the only drawing by the artist to have been seen on the open market since the 19th century and made over 25 times it's previous result, $88,000, which was achieved at Sotheby's New York in 1988.


Giovanni Da Rimini, Left Wing of a Diptych with Episodes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints (est. 2–3 million) sold for £5,682,500


Jan Brueghel the Elder, The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man (1613) (est. 2–3 million) sold for £6,802,500


Raffaellino del Garbo, The Madonna And Child With The Infant Saint John The Baptist, Beyond Them A Landscape With Saints Jerome And Francis (est. £300,000–500,000) sold for £662,500


Bartolomeo Cavarozzi, The Sacrifice of Isaac (est. £3–5 million) sold for £3,666,500


Benedetto Gennari, Diana and Endymion (est. £200,000–300,000) sold for £506,500


Jan Sanders van Hemessen, Portrait Of A Bearded Gentleman, Aged 34, Before An Extensive Landscape (est. £800,000–1,200,000) sold for £1,762,500


Jacob Huysmans, Portrait Of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl Of Rochester (est. 400,000–600,000) sold for £602,500


Willem Kalf, A Still Life With Silver, Pewter And Gilt Objects On A Partly Draped Table (est. £200,000–300,000) sold for £482,500


George Romney, Portrait Of Edward Wortley Montagu (1713–1776) (est. 2–3 million) sold for £4,002,500


The Master of the Female Half-Lengths, Mary Magdalene Holding The Unguent Jar (est. £200,000–300,000) sold for £866,500


Willem van Nieulandt the Younger, The adoration of the Magi (est. 150,000–250,000) sold for £362,500


Hieronymus Francken II, A Collector's Cabinet (est. £150,000–250,000) sold for £422,500


Dominic Serres, Two View of the Siege of Havana (1762) (est. £80,000–120,000) sold for £194,500


Michele Marieschi, Venice, The Bacino Di San Marco Looking Towards The Palazzo Ducale And The Piazzetta