Sorolla's Buscando Mariscos, Playa de Valencia up 224%

Joaquin Sorolla's Buscando Mariscos, Playa de Valencia has sold for $4.8m at Sotheby's New York - an increase of 224% on a high estimate of $1.5m.

Sorolla Buscandos Maricos
Buscando Mariscos is among Sorolla's most enduring works

The painting is one of four Sorolla works selling at Sotheby's throughout November, with the other three due to auction at a sale of 19th Century Paintings in London on November 20.

The painting dates to 1907 and depicts a child digging for clams in the shallows, executed in the artist's characteristically sun-drenched impressionist style.

Sorolla (1863-1923) was a significant Spanish painter, best known for his highly evocative paintings that capture the light of his native land.

Pescadores Valencianos remains his highest selling work - achieving £3.7m ($5.5m) at Sotheby's London in November 2012.

La Coiffure by Federico Zandomeneghi (1841-1917) realised $1.8m at the November 8 auction.

Zandomeneghi La Coiffure
Zandomeneghi painted women in their more reflective moments

Zandomeneghi emerged as a fixture of the French impressionist art scene upon his arrival from Venice in 1874, becoming a close friend of Degas, with whom he exhibited on numerous occasions.

His work proved so popular in Paris that he never returned to Italy - although he achieves less stratospheric results at auctions than some of his contemporaries.

John William Godward's (1861-1922) Dolce Far Niente made $1.5m against a $400,000-600,000 estimate, an increase of 160%.

A Victorian neoclassical painter, Godward produced a number of different versions of Dolce Far Niente throughout his career, with one example currently held in the collection of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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