It was consigned to London Auctions (22% buyer’s premium) on February 12 along with other contents from the Mayfair apartment of the late Lady Wanda Boothby, wife of Conservative peer Lord Robert Boothby (1900-86).
The label to the back of the canvas stated the view was from Monet’s famous garden in Giverny and was acquired by Boothby from New Bond Street gallery GM Lotinga in 1965. Interest from both private and trade buyers ensured it bettered its £8000-12,000 guide to sell for £26,000 to a private buyer bidding in the room.
Hoschedé-Monet was Monet’s only pupil and often painted by his side, producing canvases with his unmistakable Impressionist influence. Today, she is considered an established artist in her own right with a catalogue raisonné currently in the pipeline.
In the latest Impressionist sales at Sotheby’s London, two Giverny garden views by Hoschedé-Monet, including one of Monet’s famous bridge, sold for premium-inclusive sums of £106,250 and £60,000.
They are among the highest-priced works by the artist to have sold at auction.