Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern & Surrealism = £110.1

Pissarro, Le Boulevard Montmartre (7-10m GBP) 19.6m GBP

Global participation was evident throughout the sale process, with works consigned from 10 countries sought-after by participants from an unprecedented 44 countries

Tonight witnessed the highest number of registered bidders ever for a London sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

The top lot of the evening was Camille Pissarro’s restituted masterwork Le Boulevard Montmartre, matinée de printemps that achieved £19,682,500 (est. £7/10 million), a new record for the artist at auction

Vincent Van Gogh’s L’Homme est en mer, appearing tonight at auction for the first time in 25 years, soared to for £16,882,500, double the high estimate (£6/8 million)

Group of ten Surrealist works brought £17,657,000 (est. £8.9/13.1 million) led by Rene Magritte’s 1962 canvas, Le Beau Monde, which sold for £7,922,500 (est. £4/6 million)