The figure, although just short of the £14 million low estimate, was £5 million higher than any previous price paid for the artist. Check out more realised prices for Magritte here.

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The Surreal sale achieved the best of its kind at Christie's, with Monday's sale being the 16th edition, totalling £42.6 million, with fees, and 91% of lots selling.

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Meanwhile, The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale realised £94 306 000 (inclusive of buyer's premium) with 92% of lots selling.

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Paul Gauguin's Te Fare (La Maison), from 1892 after the artist made his first trip to the island of Tahiti, sold for £20 325 000 against an estimate of £18 million. Check out more realised prices for Gauguin here.